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Apple’s mobile payments service could launch in Canada this year

Report suggests that Apple Pay could launch in Canada by March

Apple Pay may be coming to Canada sooner than expected, according to reports from 9to5Mac. The mobile payments service from Apple was launched last year, but is currently only available in the United States and a small number of other regions where U.S. card issuers operate. The report suggests that Apple Pay could come to the Canadian market as soon as March of this year, which will give Canadian consumers with iOS devices a chance to make payments from their smartphones.

Demand for mobile payment services is rising in Canada

Apple has been working to expand its new mobile payments service to other markets around the world, but has not yet announced definitive plans on which markets will receive the service first. Canada may be the most likely country to gain access to Apple Pay, as the mobile payments market therein is currently experiencing a period of strong growth. The demand for mobile payment support throughout Canada has been rising, and Canadians are beginning to use their mobile devices to shop for and purchase products more regularly.

Canadian companies may be in negotiations with Apple to partner for launch of new payment service

apple pay iphone mobile paymentsCanadian retailers and banks are reportedly in negotiations with Apple to bring the mobile payments service to the country in the near future. The report from 9to5Mac suggests that these companies are already preparing advertising campaigns and promotional material for the launch of Apple Pay in March. The report notes that these negotiations are still in an active state, so a launch has not been finalized. If negotiations fail, Apple Pay may not come to the country until later in the year.

Apple continues to expand mobile payments service throughout the US

Apple has been expanding its service in the United States somewhat aggressively. The company recently brought on new partners for its mobile payments service, allowing more people to use the service at physical stores. Thus far, the service has managed to find modest success, but not enough to make it a mainstream tool among consumers participating in mobile payments.

New details about Apple’s mobile payments service emerge

Leaked training material helps shed light on Apple Pay features

Apple has begun training its retail employees on the various aspects of its new mobile payment service. The company recently unveiled Apple Pay, which represents its first step into the mobile payments space. The service has yet to officially launch, but it has already received strong praise from businesses and consumers alike. Training material acquired by 9to5Mac sheds some light on some of the features of Apple Pay and shows off features of the service that have not yet been revealed officially.

Apple Pay is designed to work with Passbook

According to the training material, Apple Pay can be set up through the Passbook application. Passbook is Apple’s version of a digital wallet, capable of storing a wide range of virtual information, including special deals offered by retailers and financial details. The service can also be set up through the initial iOS 8 startup process for new iOS devices. As many as eight credit and debit cards can be associated with Apple Pay at any given time and these cards can be linked to Apple Pay through a user’s iTunes account.

NFC technology will control mobile transactions made through Apple Pay

New Apple Mobile Payments DetailsApple Pay will be using NFC technology in order to facilitate mobile payments. This technology has comprised the backbone of the mobile commerce space for some time, but Apple had considered it dangerous in the past. Over the past few years, Apple has been taking a slow approach to the mobile payment space, citing security concerns as the reason for its cautious approach. Apple may have found a way to make NFC technology more secure using biometric technology.

Apple Pay set to launch October 18

According to a leaked memo from one of Apple’s launch partners for Apple Pay, the new mobile payment service is set to see an official launch on October 18. The service will be available for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, as well as Apple’s forthcoming wearable devices that is expected to be launched at some point in early 2015.