Apple Pay is eyeing for an expansion to more markets in next few months, confirmed Apple SVP Craig Federighi during a keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. The new markets, which would get the services of Apple Pay will be France, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
Currently, the service is available in six markets — Australia, Canada, China, United States, United Kingdom and Singapore. Apple Pay vice president Jennifer Bailey earlier confirmed the same to TechCrunch as well.
In Hong Kong, Visa, Mastercard and American Express have expressed their interest in collaborating with Apple Pay. There are also several banks, which have come forward for the endeavor, including Standard Chartered, DBS, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC, Bank of East Asia, American Express and BOC Credit Card, a subsidiary of Bank of China.
In Switzerland and France, Visa Europe will be its prime supporter. Other partners are yet to be confirmed.
Not to mention, Apple Pay will now work on websites, a long-awaited feature that will make it a potential competitor against services like PayPal. The feature is available only on Apple’s Safari browser. Users can buy products online using Apple’s Safari browser by swiping fingers across the sensor. This feature will prevent to stop online fraud to an extent as well as fasten the process of check-out.
Apple Pay is compatible on Apple’s iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch devices.