iPhone users: rejoice! Apple Pay has finally launched in Canada. With a simple update to your Wallet app, you can use Apple Pay paired with your American Express credit card (or charge card) all over the country in stores that accept Apple Pay or American Express tap-to-pay.
You can make payments with your virtual credit card through either your iPhone or your Apple Watch. On the iPhone, you have to confirm your identity with your fingerprint or a personal passcode; with your Watch, the device will have to be unlocked before payment is made.
The great thing about Apple Pay is that there’s meant to be more security involved. Neither your identity nor your credit card information are exposed because Apple encrypts all of but does not store any of your private information. It’s faster, more secure, and no more digging around for your wallet!
A huge amount (as well as variety) of stores and restaurants are currently accepting Apple Pay, including but not limited to popular stores such as:
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Apple is also provides a list of stores and restaurants that you can expect to accept Apple Pay:
Customers will also be pleased to note that Apple Pay can also be used in apps such as:
For a more expansive list, visit their website here: http://www.apple.com/ca/apple-pay/