Apple Pay used to purchase a $1 million vintage Aston Martin DB5

Apple Pay used to purchase a $1 million vintage Aston Martin DB5
In what's possibly the biggest money transaction authorised via an app, a restored 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (think Skyfall) was purchased over the social platform Vero through an Apple Pay transaction of over 1 million dollars. This is also the first classic car sold via social media. The lucky buyer got to see the vehicle in person at a Paris Motor Show, then placed a Buy now order with Apple Pay through Vero.

For the car lovers among you, the Aston Martin was kept in dry storage for 20 years. It's a right-hand drive silver birch model with a read leather trim. Its previous owner gave it a full restoration, complete with an engine rebuild and overhauling the suspension and gearbox.

Recently, Apple Pay added support for 24 additional banks in the United States, along with support for British Airways bookings. The service is available on iOS devices and the Apple Watch. It offers point-of-sale tap-to-pay functionality and in-app purchase authorizations enabled by the device's fingerprint sensor and secure enclave that stores payment credentials.


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15 Comments

1. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

No surprise really, the demographics of iPhone users show a higher education and income level as compared to other platforms.

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

No surprise that someone would come along to make such a smug and shallow remark.

5. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Classism at its' finest. Not surprising though.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I am not surprised that Apple has to leak this information out. It could be done with any other pay system, other than Apple pay. Apple with their sensationalism. So what about the part where Apple went cheap on their 32 GB iPhones? Hmm. What about the news where Apple put in cheaper and much slower storage compared to the 256gb models, it's slower by 8 times. So I guess Apple people are gullible and will buy anything from Apple, and they will believe that they are getting the best. Suckers!

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

When someone makes a comment like that, and has no response, that person is only trying to bait you into giving him a reaction. Do yourselves a favor, when people make really dumb comments like that, simply ignore them. Don't feed the troll

14. anglosaxonengland

Posts: 64; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

Kinda is true overall.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That's mostly in North America. And, Apple doesn't offer mid- to low-end devices, so those who want an Apple device will have to settle for the high-end and most expensive segment of smartphones. Comparing the income level of iPhone users versus Android users isn't relevant, unless only Android flagships users are being compared to iPhone users - and I bet such comparision/demographic is virtually a tie. And for the "higher educational level" part, that is utterly irrelevant, as IQ has no correlation with education - if that's what you were implying there.

7. miketer

Posts: 513; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

'Higher education' - to laugh or cry.

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Also shows that they are more prone to lying.

10. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

A wealthy person buying a car........ What a shocker! Platform is irrelevant.

11. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

And... how is that related to the article?? really?

2. KetchupsMustard

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

That is one sweet car...

6. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Different kind of Advertising for apple

15. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Who the F cares what someone buys with apple pay or even Samsung pay or Android pay. But this is PA at its finest trying to make apple sound so great.

16. whatev

Posts: 2202; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Why you fandroids are so butthurt when this kind of news is out? God, like really, you've got to be the most mentally unstable people in the world!

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