by | 17 Oct 14
At its iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus launch event on 9 September, Apple also debuted what it called "an entirely new category of service": a mobile payments system called Apple Pay. In this article we answer the biggest questions UK readers will be asking about Apple Pay: how it works, when it will launch in the UK, which retailers, banks and credit card providers support the service and how secure it's likely to be. Summary: Apple introduces the iPhone 6, the Apple Watch, and Apple Pay Apple Pay
FAQs: What is Apple Pay? Ah, a softball to start with, eh? Good stuff. Apple Pay is the new mobile payment service that Apple launched alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It's basically designed to let you pay for things with your iPhone (or Apple Watch or iPad, in a more limited way). Sorry, it will "change the way you pay for things forever". Apple Pay FAQs: Sounds great! Er, how does Apple Pay work, though? Touch ID is key. If the shop you're in supports Apple Pay (more on that later), they will have a little sensor by the till. You put your iPhone on the sensor, put your finger on the Touch ID fingerprint scanner to identify yourself, and that's it.