Apple Pay will finally make its debut in Germany this week, according to a new report.
Tim Cook previously promised that the mobile payments service would be available in Germany by the end of the year, while local webpages were recently updated to confirm it is “coming soon.”
We expected Apple Pay to arrive in Germany last month when the Apple website was updated to confirm it was “kommt bald” (coming soon). German banks also started emailing customers to announce the service was on its way.
Sadly, we’re still waiting for it, but German website Macerkopf claims the launch is now imminent.
Apple Pay could reach Germany this week
Citing unnamed sources in German banking, the report claims Apple Pay should be live on Tuesday, November 11. Comdirect and mobile bank N26 are expected to be the first to support it.
Apple Pay has already expanded its reach to a number of other European countries, including the United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and more. Last last month, it also arrived in Belgium and Kazakhstan.
Unfortunately, those of us outside the U.S. are still unable to enjoy Apple Pay promotions — such as the holiday savings currently available from 19 different retailers.