Apple Pay may be coming to Target stores in the U.S. soon

In a response to a customer quesion on Twitter, U.S. retail giant said it is working on implementing the infrastructure needed to accept Apple Pay in physical stores in the future. Responding to a Target customer, the @AskTarget Twitter account tweeted that “Apple pay is awesome,” and that “we're working on getting this Technology in our stores.”

Since Apple Pay is accepted at around 35 percent of all stores in the U.S. — which may not sound like a lot but actually amounts to over 4 million physical outlets — Target would be doing the sensible thing to follow suit. However, although the information originates from an official Target account, the tweet might have been issued by a representative on Target's social media team, so it is entirely possible that it is not 100 percent accurate.

Apple Pay is currently supported in Target's mobile app but not in physical stores. In 2015, the retailer's CEO hinted at the possibility of accepting Apple's contactless payment service in its stores across the U.S. but on official statements have been made since.

srouce: Target via 9to5Mac



1. AlikMalix unregistered

Hat officially. Unofficially I've used Apple Pay stores and fast food places that didn't even know they can accept mobile payments. Still waiting for Home Depot!!!

7. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I think Home Depot intentionally keeps different payment options out. When I first got Samsung Pay, it would always get rejected there.More recently it works, but for a long time it wouldn't.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

Apple Pay worked temporarily in the beginning at Home Depot - now its blocked. They have the system ready - but intentionally block it - I assume it's because of some contract they have with other paying system - until that matures, were not gonna see any changes.

2. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Sooooooo wouldn't it be Android Pay acceptable also?

8. hazard1

Posts: 239; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

You would think so, right? But I suspect that these companies either deliberately block one or the other, or do not explicitly promote the other (android pay in this case).

3. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Oh the wonders of Samsung Pay, doesn't need special treatment to be added to National retailers

4. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

I've been using Samsung Pay at Target for almost 2 years now. What a bunch of losers Apple owners are with their outdated technology.

5. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Apple Pay.....more places in US? Other payments, worldwide (expanding into worldwide anyway)

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Been usomg Samsung Pay here for over a yeat. I remember when i took out my phone to pay and she said, we dont have Apple Pay. I said neither do I. And i paid and she was like...whats that. I said its a Galaxy. Now when i use my Gear S3, i get the same. We domt take Apple Pay. Then i show my round beautiful watch and its like OH!

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