7-Eleven stores land Apple Pay support, late-night munchers now only need an iPhone

7-Eleven stores land Apple Pay support, late-night munchers now only need an iPhone
Apple may keep striking deals with various banking institutions about its mobile payment system, but when Apple Pay arrives at 7-Eleven, you know the company has finally made it. 

We kid, but one of America's most legendary store chains issued a press release confirming what Tim Cook promised at the last quarterly results press conference - that it is rolling out support for Apple Pay across its thousands of locations across the nation. According to 7-Eleven's Chief Information Officer:


The chain already supports Samsung Pay, but, given that more than 40% of Americans now carry iPhones, support for Apple Pay is arguably a long-overdue move. You know, when you get the munchies at night, and you are short on cash, and you never leave the house with your phone, who you're gonna call? 7-Eleven's mobile payment options, that's who.

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8 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've been using it there for a while now.

2. kevv2288

Posts: 290; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Haha, Samsung Pay has worked here since 2015

3. midan

Posts: 2722; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

It's weird to see US coming so late with these payment stuffs. I can use Apple Pay literally everywhere and it's amazing

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're a damn lie, no you can't. I have an iPhone X, and there's lotsa places ApplePay does not work. You can lie all you want, but I won't...I'll be brutally honest. MST is what literally works anywhere, iPhones dont have it.

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

He is referring to the US coming late to the party with wireless payments. I don't know about all EU countries, but I know from my travels that wireless payments are pretty much common good in western Europe and the Scandinavian countries. And when wireless payment is supported, they all work (Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, local bank apps)

4. tokuzumi

Posts: 1868; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

After realizing I forgot my wallet on the way to the register at Lowe's last year, this led me to research mobile payment systems. Living in the US, I found the one that worked the best for me was Samsung Pay. No special equipment is needed by the vendor. It just mimics a physical credit card swipe. There are so many places that don't support Google/Apple Pay, but you can just use Samsung Pay with no issue. But you can't use Samsung Pay at places where you have to insert and remove your card, but I don't think Apple or Google can use those types of card readers yet either.

6. dmsrfl

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I used Google Pay at a 711 last week...so Apple Pay isn't the only thing being activated at the stores.

7. Deadeye37

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

The story should read "Tap to Pay now accepted at 7-11". I've been able to use Google Pay at the 7-11 by my house since last year.

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