What to know about Apple Pay and how it works in the US
Apple Pay is here to stay, but it won’t be available for all US customers until at least 2019, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
The news comes after several major US retailers, including Target, Staples, Walgreens, and BJ’s Wholesale Club, announced that they were delaying or ending the availability of Apple Pay in their stores until at the earliest possible date.
While Apple Pay was released to the general public in September, the feature was delayed to a later date and then withdrawn.
Apple Pay will be available in the United States in 2019, but only if you have a compatible device with a bank account.
In the meantime, there are plenty of other ways to pay with your iPhone and iPad, including with the new Android Pay payment app, which is available for iOS and Android devices.
The app is currently available only in the USA and Australia, but we’ll have to wait for more announcements from those markets.
Apple Pay is not yet available in Canada, the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Sweden.