Brazil is the 21st global market to gain support for Apple Pay. The service was launched today through an exclusive partnership with Brazilian bank Itaú Unibanco – the 10th largest bank in the world and the biggest Latin American bank. Apple is a bit late to the party in Brazil, as Samsung and Google's solutions have been available there for some time.
The launch of Apple Pay in Brazil was officially announced during the company's first quarter earnings call, but no concrete dates were given back then. Today, iHelp BR broke the good news on Twitter:
Currently, Itaú Unibanco is the only supported bank in Brazil, although after the initial exclusivity period of 3 moths has passed, Apple is likely to expand the service to customers of other Brazilian banks as well.
Apple Pay transactions can be made from iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches.