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Apple forms European Apple Pay team for local rollout


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Apple Pay is headed to Europe. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

A job ad that made a brief appearance on Apple’s website before being taken down has confirmed that Apple Pay is on its way to Europe. The listing called for a London-based intern who would “drive the roll-out” of Apple’s new mobile payment system across Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa.

“Apple Pay is a new and exciting area in Apple that is set to expand across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa,” the listing read, before Apple inexplicably pulled it. “Apple Pay will change the way consumers pay with breakthrough contactless payment technology and unique security features built right into their iPhone 6 or Apple Watch to pay in an easy, secure, and private way.”

Thanks to the already increasing presence of NFC terminals in European retail stores, supporting Apple Pay on the other side of the Atlantic isn’t likely to be as difficult as it has been for some retailers in the U.S. However, without the support of banks and credit card providers, Apple Pay cannot succeed.

Apple’s new intern will be required to work with these “payment networks and merchants across Europe” — as well as the Apple Pay teams in the U.S., and a variety of other internal and external partners.

Apple also appears to be forming an Apple Pay Site Reliability Engineering Team in China. The Cupertino company is looking to fill multiple roles “focused on the front line customer experience and the back end integration of Apple systems with our Network and Banking partners.”

Since making its debut this fall, Apple Pay has already added support for the credit cards used to make 90% of purchases in the U.S., the company says. The platform has been incredible well received not only for its ease of use, but also for its security; Apple Pay uses a one-time authorization code to process every transaction made, so your actual credit card details are never shared with retailers.

Apple Pay doesn’t just work in brick-and-mortar retail stores, either, but also inside supported iOS apps. It can be used on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the latest iPads, and the upcoming Apple Watch.

Via: iClarified

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