The Cupertino-based company has just announced on the website dedicated to the arrival of Apple Pay electronic payment technology to Hong Kong, hours after also announcing the arrival in France. Just as expected, Apple Pay has come to Hong Kong hand American Express, but not the only, but it has also done with the support of Visa and Mastercard. After Hong Kong, are now nine countries where currently available Apple Pay after the United States, Canada, Switzerland, France, UK, Australia, Singapore, China and Hong Kong now.
Users of Apple devices compatible with this technology, you can now add your credit or debit cards Visa, MasterCard or American Express Bank of China, DBS, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC and Standard Chartered. Coming BEA customers and HKT also be compatible with this service. The people of Hong Kong can now use Apple Pay in more than 40 franchises, including not surprisingly the Apple Stores distributed throughout the country. The arrival of Apple Pay to Hong Kong takes a few hours after the release in France.
It is clear that Apple wants to accelerate the process of expanding Apple Pay especially in Europe and Asia. This week Jennifer Bailey, head of Apple Pay, Apple said that currently is focusing on expanding this new form of payment in countries that are generating higher revenues. Apple introduced this new form of payment with the launch of iOS 8 in 2014, only in the United States later expanded, more than a year later, to other countries, a much slower process the company and users had wanted. The complete list of supported stores is below: