Apple Pay Launching In UK Next Week


Reports claim Apple Store employees reportedly undergoing training ahead of July 14 launch

Apple Pay will hit Britain’s shops next week, according to a leaked email from one of the country’s leading retailers.

The company’s UK staff are apparently set to begin undergoing training this week concerning Apple’s mobile payment technology ahead of a launch next Tuesday (July 14).

That’s according to 9to5Mac, which has obtained a leaked memo from Waitrose (pictured below) concerning the supermarket’s implementation of the technology, as well as documentation showing how Apple Pay will work in its stores.

Coming soon

apple pay waitroseOriginally announced last year, more details were revealed about how Apple Pay will work in the UK last month at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC).

On launch, it will support up to 70 percent of all debit and credit cards in the UK at 250,000 retailers, more than the US launch, with the likes of RBS, Natwest, Santander, Lloyds, TSB and HSBC all confirmed.

Users will be able to spend up to £20 per transaction, although this is expected to increase when the limit on contactless payments rises to £30 in September. However, a PIN number won’t be required to use the technology, which will work on the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and the Apple Watch.

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