Apple Pay to launch in Australia and Canada by the end of this year
The news, which was announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company's fiscal fourth quarter earnings call, also mentioned that Apple will be partnering with American Express for the Canadian and Australian launches of the mobile payment service in those countries. Apple also announced that Apple Pay will be available next year in Singapore, Spain and Hong Kong. Still missing from that list is China. Apple, which has become a very popular brand in the country, apparently is still having trouble getting UnionPay and other Chinese financial institutions to sign off on a deal.
Kohl's also tweeted the news today that its branded credit card will now work with Apple Pay. The card is the first store-branded one to work with the mobile payment service. Now that this has been announced, we can expect other retailers like JC Penney and BJ's Wholesale Club to add their branded cards to the lineup.
source: AppleInsider, @Kohls