Apple Says Its Apple Pay Service Is Coming To Taiwan Soon
The Apple Pay has been with us for quite a while, making it easier for users to pay for purchases through their iPhone. As we know Apple Pay is available in a number of regions and the company is not resting to extend the reach of its online mobile payment service. Now, Apple has announced in its regional website today that the service is 'soon' coming to to Taiwan. It's good to see Apple expanding the service in new markets, which will allow it to gather in more user base. Let's dive in to see some more details on the service coming to Taiwan.
Apple Announces Apple Pay Coming To Taiwan
Since Apple has already announced the arrival of Apple Pay in Taiwan, a total of seven banks will join the company to initially launch the mobile payment service. The banks part of the plan includes the Cathy United Bank, E. Sun Commercial Bank, CTBC Bank, Taishin International Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank and the Union Bank of Taiwan.
Among other regions to support Apple Pay, Taiwan comes at number 14 to gain access. Other regions includes the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, France, China, Switzerland, Russia, Spain, Japan, Singapore and New Zealand. We will see the online payment service expanded into new regions and markets in the near future.
At the time of Apple's call for 2017 first quarter earnings, the company's CEO, Tim Cook stated that the service was "setting records" with volume of transaction increasing over 500 percent year over year. Moreover, Tim Cook also emphasized that Apple Pay on the web is also showing good results with almost two million small businesses accepting the online payment system.
Apart from Apple Pay, Samsung is also looking into ways to expand its host online mobile payment service. The company recently announced that Samsung Pay Mini is launching on Android, which means that non-Samsung smartphones will be able to take advantage of the service as well. However, there are certain limitations associated with it such as the inability to make offline payments. You can check more details on the arrival of Samsung Pay Mini for Android from here.
It's good to see Apple expanding its online mobile payment service to new markets. Apple Pay is pretty handy at times and saves a whole lot trouble associated with carrying credit cards and or cash.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Apple Pay arriving in Taiwan? Share your thoughts in the comments.