Apple Pay says ‘G’day’ to Australia


Apple Pay works in Australia now.
Apple Pay works in Australia now.
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Apple Pay has finally made its way to iPhone and Apple Watch users in the Land Down Under, but only if they’re using American Express.

One day after the mobile payments service launched in Canada, Apple has flipped the switch for Apple Pay in Australia, allowing iOS device owners to make payments at any retailer that accepts Amex contactless payments.

Here are some of the stores participating in the launch:

Samsung Pay goes head-to-head with Apple Pay this September


Samsung Pay is finally on the way.
Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s new phablets aren’t the only thing we got out of its Unpacked event in New York City today; the South Korean company also announced a launch date for its new mobile payments service. Samsung Pay will be coming to take on Apple Pay in the U.S. on September 28.

AmEx brings Apple Pay to corporate cards


Is 2015 really the year of Apple Pay?
Don't leave home without it.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

American Express has announced that it is first major credit card company to allow corporate card holders to pay using Apple Pay.

Describing it as a way to help companies to “streamline their payments systems and simplify their processes,” the announcement means that AmEx card users can now add eligible corporate cards to Apply Pay.