Apple Pay is coming to the UAE before the end of the year

You’ll soon be able to pay for a shawarma with your iPhone

02 August 2017
by Stuff Staff

Detesters of cash money rejoice, Apple Pay is finally launching in the UAE before the end of the year.

That means you’ll soon be able to pay for your latte using your iPhone or Apple Watch, as it was revealed in an earnings call yesterday by Apple CFO Luca Maestr, that the company would be rolling out its contactless payment system in a number of new territories, including the UAE, before the year is out.

Apple is a little late to the party, however, as back in April Samsung launched their equivalent service, Samsung Pay, to much fanfare, tying up with no less than seven local banks to offer their customers the ability to pay using their line of Galaxy Android handsets.

Other than the confirmation that Apple Pay is finally coming to our shores two years after it debuted in the US, the Cupertino electronics giant neglected to mention a specific launch date, nor which banks would be involved.

We hope that the launch will coincide with the hotly anticipated release of the iPhone 8 later this year, but we will have to wait and see.

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