Apple Pay may launch Oct 18, according to leaked memo

Apple Pay may launch Oct 18, according to leaked memo
The assumption is that the official launch date for Apple Pay will be announced next week during Apple's announcement for the new iPad Air; but, until then, we only have rumors to work with. The rumors have claimed October 20th would be the date that Apple Pay gets moving, but a new leaked memo is saying that it will actually be next Saturday, October 18th.

The leaked has come out of Walgreens, and shows a memo that is prepping workers to be able to handle customer questions when they first attempt to use Apple Pay. The document doesn't really go into much detail, except to say that users will have to tap their iPhone 6 to the "upper portion of the pin pad". The explanation is fairly thin, likely because Walgreens workers have been watching random people pay with Google Wallet for a couple years now. 

But, the more interesting part of the memo may be the idea of marketing that is going into it. It sounds likely that there will be display ads pushing Apple Pay, while claiming that this product will "reinforce [Walgreens'] position as a leader an [sic] innovator in the mobile world." We'd say, don't be surprised if there is a fair marketing push at all of Apple's retail partners (all of which have been accepting Google Wallet for a long time), like Disney, Nike, McDonalds, and Whole Foods. 


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19 Comments

1. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Here's to hoping that since Apple is getting so many retailers on board with NFC payments that Google Wallet/Paypal NFC payments finally take off and get the support that they should have when they launched.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think Apples inclusion will give NFC the boost its been needing. Tons upon tons of businesses work with Apple, and will now partner with others. This is gonna be huge.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I know a certain jedii that can't wait to use it, and use it often he will.

3. Busyboy unregistered

^ I bet you are lmao

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're not really laughing your a$$ Off, in fact, I guarantee you typed that with a straight face.

6. Busyboy unregistered

^ Oh wow thanks tips. Pretty sure 99% of the people that put "lol" or "lmao" at the end of each sentence do it not because it's funny but because if you didn't it would make what your saying sound serious.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm speaking on 99%, I'm speaking on you.

8. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

There's a tip for you busyboy

10. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Don't mind him. Look at his posts and it's obvious that he is an Applelogists. "I know a certain jedii that can't wait to use it, and use it often he will." A sentence only a kindergarten will use. An apple troll trolling people who criticize apple.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm not in kindergarten, I'm in 1st grade. Wanna use my brown crayons? I'm gonna use them to sign when I use ApplePay :D. Don't mind me, who got at who first sonnnn.

9. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Credit card companies will ditch Apple Pay if Apple will extract ridiculous amount of commission from using their technology. It's already 2014, banks are developing their own improved encrypted payment systems. Tim Cook should educate himself on the progress of banking technology and not just throw out trash gimmicks. I know certain iDorks and iLobbyists here will defend their god company. Applelogists in 3.. 2..

12. BimmerTechnik

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Is 0.1% of every transaction really a "ridiculous amount of commission"? I disagree.

16. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I stated the words "if" right? That's what they're telling people, 0.1% so it might change and it may not. Apple is known to say things publicly that doesn't coincide with the reality.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You should educate yourself on being an armchair analyst. Apples the multi billion dollar company, you're the PA whiner. "Tim cook should educate himself" man puuuuulease. He's the CEO of the biggest tech company...recognize sonnnn.

17. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Well hello there mister big muscle with small brain. Thank you for an applelogists' comment. How about stop worshiping the big fruit and start using your logic for a minute? They lost their premium status 2 years ago and don't start out with that 'it's the apple experience' crap. All Tim Cook offers now are gimmickry and old android features, CEO that can't bring the company to the next level of innovation. Did you read that article about Joan Rivers instagram giving a good review on iPhone 6 two weeks after she died? Oh i guess you'll just forget about their blunders because hey it's ahf**l. http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/5-dirty-tricks-apple-uses-to-get-you-to-buy-new-iphone/

11. plumix

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 28, 2014

I'm so exited, can't wait for it to be released to have the pleasure of ''NOT using it'' OMG :P

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You do know, "I'm so exited" means you're so left...right?

18. AlikMalix unregistered

lol I noticed that too... I think he meant excited... But now that I read his post, I think Apple should stop any Apple Pay release, and just close the whole idea down now that we know plumix is NOT going to use it...

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, since he's not gonna use it, I'm selling my 6 plus, and joining a monastery

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