Apple Pay will soon ring you up at Starbucks, KFC and Chili's

Apple Pay will soon ring you up at Starbucks, KFC and Chili's
If you're looking to make your trip to Starbucks go smoother and faster, you soon will be able to take care of your caffeine fix by using Apple Pay. A pilot program will be launched this year inside Starbucks stores, according to Apple Vice President Jennifer Bailey. But man (and woman for that matter) does not live by coffee alone. And that is why next year, Apple Pay will be also be available to use in two popular restaurants.

KFC will be accepting Apple Pay some time in 2016, as will Chili's. The former is owned by Yum! Brands, while the latter is part of the restaurant portfolio owned by Brinker International. Using the mobile payment service should allow for lines to move quicker.

Apple says that Apple Pay has a 98% customer satisfaction rating although one researcher says that the service handled just 1% of payment transactions in the states. The tech titan grabs a percentage of the value of each transaction that is rung up using its mobile payment service. Apple Pay is going up against Android Pay, and Samsung Pay, as retail cash registers becomes a major battleground among smartphone manufacturers and OS developers. Usage is relatively low, but we are in the first inning of a nine inning game.

Apple Pay is currently offered in the U.S. and U.K., with Canadian and Chinese consumers expected to be next in line to have the service at their disposal.

source: Reuters

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12 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Apply Pay Sucks Big.........? Bet Know One Can Guess What I Was Thinking. HINT: The Dots Don't Represent The Number Of Letters.

13. engineer-1701d unregistered

there late as always i have been useing my samsung pay for week now at starbucks and everywhere else love introducing people to meaningful tech and samsung

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30905; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keep em coming Apple, mobile pay is the future. I hate I can't use my Notes Samsung pay yet, but hopefully soon.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why did you buy the International version?

8. willard12 unregistered

So, will the NFC terminals at these places be limited to Apple Pay? Either way, I'm not sure how using mobile payments or swiping a card speeds up lines. I used Samsung Pay at Starbucks and my order wasn't done any faster.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No they won't. NFC works with Android Pay, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay. I was using Google Wallet with many of them already, but Samsung Pay is even easier because many locations don't have NFC terminals. It was so funny when I was at McDonald's and the girl said the terminal only works with phone with NFC. I was like really? So I touch my phone to the terminal and it processed and she was like WOW! I said my device supports NFC, but that isn't what I use. Its so cool to not pull out a card and just pay and watch the look on peoples faces, iPhone or whatever you are using. It just looks so cool!

10. ydl08

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

Samsung pay is amazing.

11. AlikMalix unregistered

Mixed up your articles again?

12. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

He's probably insisting Samsung pay already works at these places. I'd believe it.

14. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Nope, he/she is not mixed up. I've already been using Samsung Pay at Starbucks. Apple is always copying and always behind. Sucks to an Apple user. Samsung Pay can be used already at 95% of places that I go to.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung Pay already works at those places...lol

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Can't wait to go to Costco tomorrow!

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