You can now use Apple Pay at CVS

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Shopping at CVS just got easier.
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CVS Pharmacy has finally completed its Apple Pay rollout in stores across the U.S.

It slowly started adding support a few weeks ago, but customers should now be able to enjoy it at all locations nationwide. The rollout comes several months after Tim Cook promised that CVS and 7-Eleven would be adopting Apple Pay.

Apple Pay now accepted at 7-Eleven stores across the U.S.

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Shopping at 7-Eleven just got even easier.
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You can now use Apple Pay (and Google Pay) at 7-Eleven stores across the United States.

“Most stores” will be accepting Apple’s mobile payments service by the end of this month, the retailer says. Gurmeet Singh, CDO and CIO of the company, says it’s one more reason why you should shop at 7-Eleven.

Apple Pay expands its reach to CVS, 7-11 and Germany

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Apple Pay with doxo may not take the pain out of bill paying. The two could make it easier.
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Apple Pay will expand its reach to new retailers in the U.S. and a new market in Europe this year.

Apple has confirmed that its popular mobile payments service will soon be supported by CVS and 7-11, while Mac and iOS users will be able to use it in Germany this fall.

CVS, RiteAid face antitrust investigation after Apple Pay ban

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CVS and RiteAid might be in big trouble for blocking Apple Pay. Photo: Apple

CVS and Rite Aid kicked off the Apple Pay War last week by disabling Apple’s mobile wallet solution from working at stores, even though it was supported at launch, but a team of class action lawyers are helping fanboys fight back by hitting the companies with an antitrust investigation.

Schubert, Jonckheer & Kolbe announced that it is launching an investigation into the conduct of  CVS and Rite Aid, and if they violated federal antitrust laws by colluding with one another and other MCX members to boycott competing payment systems at the same time.

Why the Apple Pay War is doomed

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A war for mobile wallet dominance is on the horizon. Apple Pay. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
A war for mobile wallet dominance is brewing. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple’s mission to replace your wallet with Apple Pay began just last week with support from more than 200,000 stores in the United States, but some merchants have already launched a war against the new payment platform.

Over the weekend, CVS and Rite Aid stores blocked Apple Pay access at their registers, marking the first counterattack in what will likely be a fierce battle to own your digital wallet. Apple Pay’s growth is unprecedented, but the anti-Apple Pay group is backed by a superhero-size team of retail megastores conspiring to make debit and credit card fees extinct. They’ll stop at nothing to see it happen, even it means hurting Apple (or themselves) in the process.

Here’s everything you need to know about the war on Apple Pay and why it’s doomed to fail.

CVS and Rite Aid block Apple Pay as mobile wallet war heats up

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A war for mobile wallet dominance is on the horizon. Apple Pay. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
A war for mobile wallet dominance is on the horizon. Apple Pay. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Two major pharmacy chains have stopped supporting Apple Pay as merchants in the U.S. take sides on which mobile wallet platform to embrace.

Reports from a couple days ago revealed that Rite Aid had started disabling its NFC terminals, thereby forbidding the use of Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Now CVS has reportedly started shutting down its NFC terminals.

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The CVS Pharmacy app now supports a virtual ExtraCare card
The CVS Pharmacy app now supports a virtual ExtraCare card.