Apple is about to deliver Apple Pay, its cellular pockets service, to China utilizing a partnership with China UnionPay. @KhaosT on Twitter discovered references to the bank card sort in iOS H code and now MarketWatch is corroborating with sources that a deal is within the works.
Apple introduced Apple Pay as a US solely service, coming to iPhone S and iPhone S Plus in October with a software program replace. A cope with UnionPay would clearly imply Apple needs to convey the function to Chinese iOS clients quickly.
The code snippet clearly exhibits help for China Union Pay bank card has been within the works for some time. Marketwatch’s report confirms a deal is underway. Apple Pay can also be destined to work on the Apple Watch, in some type, when that product launches in early 2015. It appears the device will use skin contact as evidence of identity.
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