Samsung Pay Mini won't launch for iOS, Apple rejects the app

Samsung Pay Mini won't launch for iOS, Apple rejects the app
According to rumors, Samsung is going to launch a new mobile payments app in January. The app is named “Samsung Pay Mini” and it should've made its debut on both iOS and Android. It turns out, however, that the new app will not be available for iOS in the foreseeable future.

According to ETNews, Apple rejected registration of the “Samsung Pay Mini” app on its App Store. Reasons for the rejection were not made public, but we can safely assume that Apple wants to keep Apple Pay the main go-to app for mobile payments on its own OS. Despite the fact that “Samsung Pay Mini” will be focused only on online payments, unlike Apple's solution, which can completely replace your physical cards, it's highly likely that Apple wouldn't want a strong competitor in its own ecosystem.

Samsung will not be applying for registration on the App Store again and will only focus on Android devices, as confirmed by a company representative. “After Apple rejected registration of Samsung Pay Mini onto its app store, we have decided to focus only on smartphones with Android OS,” they said.

“Samsung Pay Mini” is still coming to Android, probably next month. It will be the first step by the South Korean company towards extending its mobile payments support to other brands of phones, and not just its own. Tests have already been carried out with local credit card providers, so we know for sure that the app is launching in South Korea at some point, but Samsung has yet to let the world know which other markets it will target.

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source: ETNews via MacRumors

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2. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Apple is upset they lost in court

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

No my dear sister... It isn't personal... Apple, as you might be well aware by now, is anti-competetive... Take a glance on the history of Apple and you'll soon learn that Apple has always; ALWAYS tried to run its own little game... Remember "Macintosh clones" of the early-mid 90s? The first thing Jobs did when becoming CEO of Apple for the second time is that he halted negotiations of upcoming licensing deals with Macintosh OS licensees... That decision was a real hitter for the licensees, notably Motorola... My respect for Jobs aside, I think Jobs was a self centered and dare I say; a selfish lad... Hence I have more respect for Gates... He made Windows for everybody, not just for the rich and elite... He could've followed The Apple route but he didn't... Oh well, G'Day!

32. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

It's funny that Gates once worked for Apple and it's the idea of closed ecosystems that made Gates to depart Apple and establish Microsoft.

78. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Gates only worked at Apple, to see what they were up too. Once he got the Mac prototyoes, he used that to design Windows which was far better after Windows 95. Gates nevervwanywd to work for anyone. He wanted a platform he could pit his software on. Since Steve Jobs didn't let him, he moved where he could. IBM.

82. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Bill never worked for Apple. Stop spreading false stuff

59. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Now that my good sir is the post of the day!

6. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

LOL!!!!

14. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

I agree with LOL.

3. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

So dumb of them.

62. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Not dumb, they're just a bunch of pussy when it comes to major competition on their platform. The same reason they block third-party apps from becoming the default service provider. In this case, if they allow Samsung Pay, they risk losing profits from apple pay, 'cause more banks would be given incentives to support Samsung Pay, which doesn't demand any cut into their profits, works cross platform, and works almost every where...

66. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Not dumb, they're just a bunch of pussy when it comes to major competition on their platform" "Their platform" "Their...." They own it....they can do whatever they like with it. Honestly, calling them "pussy" for telling Samny to go f**k themselves is kinda stupid. This is BUSINESS..... f**k Samsung, why would Apple give them anything, at all? "In this case, if they allow Samsung Pay, they risk losing profits from apple pay, 'cause more banks would be given incentives to support Samsung Pay, which doesn't demand any cut into their profits, works cross platform, and works almost every where..." Whining.....classic.

71. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Oh, would you look at that, the asinine hypocrite is at it yet again, out in full force to defend its divine fruity company no matter how stupid/anticompetitve. GTFO, there's just no point in talking rational logic with you ignoramus...

72. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Pro tip: "Rational logic" isn't a thing. Logic in and of itself is by all means rational, but you wouldn't know that.....being a know nothing Internet Edgelord, would you? "stupid/anticompetitve" Are you retarded? Do you understand what "anticompetitive" in a business setting ACTUALLY is? Of course you don't...... you're just a foul mouth stooge with no knowledge of your own outside of f**king mobile phones. The move can't be too stupid...... shutting down competition before they actually are competition is a staple of big business.

83. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

"They own it....they can do whatever they like with it." No they can't. Not when their store is that strong in the market.

4. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

This should be an easy win if the EU started investigating Apple for anticompetitive practices.

30. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Only they won't investigate them for this, because they haven't got a monopoly in the smartphone market.

34. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Only they won't investigate them for this, because they haven't got a monopoly in the smartphone market." But... Apple has got a monopoly in the profits of the smartphone market. So, that is no excuse... Apple should be investigated for this.

35. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's not how monopolies work FAM......not even a little.

7. haneef4u

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

wonder why APPL didn't reject other apps like GMaps, Google Search, Google Drive, Google Chrome, Google+, Google Translate, Google Photos, Google Duo, Google Allo, Google Earth, Google Docs, etc, etc, etc

19. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

because they don't affect apple's revenue negatively.

27. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Right, Tyrion. Apple is the most anti-competitive smartphone OEM in the world... IMO. Apple is just too full of itself.

29. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

They can do that....because they don't rely on someone else to build their ecosystem for them. They should remain full of themselves, it's worked for them for decades now.

46. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

And ppl should wake up and start boycotting apple if they dont start to be more open.. In this specific case if you own an iPhone and are in a country where Samsung pay work but not apple pay you have no choice to change for another brand. give your user a reason to leave you apple.

52. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"And ppl should wake up and start boycotting apple if they dont start to be more open.." That's dumb. I but Apple products BECAUSE they aren't open. I don't want my business all over the interwebs, and I don't want to play hot potato with my CC info, so I use Apple Pay. Problem? "In this specific case if you own an iPhone and are in a country where Samsung pay work but not apple pay you have no choice to change for another brand." A) That's on you for purchasing a phone YOU KNEW wouldn't work as a tap to pay option. That hypothetical is completely unrelatable. B)Name one place where what you said is the case.....one. And please don't say something crazy like "Lithuania" or some second world entity where tap to pay isn't even a thing. "give your user a reason to leave you apple." Think about how stupid you sound. If you run a business, why the hell would you actively PUSH your customers away. You know how retarded that looks..... right?

54. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

.....*buy

73. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If you buy Apple products BECAUSE they aren't open, then why do you buy HTC phones? I mean we all know that you don't, but I would like to here your argument. And why are you so angry as of late? Rudely insulting everone who dares to criticize Apple, and yet you mock and laugh at those who politely defend their favorite OEM? That's called being insecure and a hypocrite.

74. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"If you buy Apple products BECAUSE they aren't open, then why do you buy HTC phones?" Why do I buy HTC phones? I like their take on Android and the headphone amp. I'm a big Blinkfeed guy, and Dolby's subsystem is much better quality than the DAC in my iPhone. Anything else? "I mean we all know that you don't, but I would like to here your argument." Don't assume things. I own a phone in every major ecosystem except Tizen. Reason? Personal boredom. I get bored EXTREMELY quickly with EVERYTHING I've ever owned. I bought FFXV last Tuesday.....already bored of it. "And why are you so angry as of late?" Some racist asshole here had the balls to question my right to do and live how I please. He's here right now BTW...(not you man, you know who he is though). "Rudely insulting everone who dares to criticize Apple, and yet you mock and laugh at those who politely defend their favorite OEM?" I've only rudely insulted two dudes here. One's a bonified asshole know nothing, and the other has a really, really bad case of inanimate attachment. "That's called being insecure and a hypocrite." Yeah no. There are plenty of dumbasses here criticizing Apple...I couldn't care less honestly. Not like it makes a difference. However, spreading misinformation is a whole other matter. Half the dudes talking about "anticompetitive" don't even understand the terminology. They are simply repeating trigger words they heard on Fox News....like dips**ts. Sure, my method of education MAY be brash, but at least they learn something (I hope). The lesson: Don't speak on what you don't know..... or face ridicule. I think we can both agree to that sentiment after "Bridgeir" or whatever his name was.

60. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because Google doesn't make any money with them and they don't interfere with Apple cash flow. Is it really that hard?

8. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lol.. Apple should be ashamed of themselves. They've being shown up yet again. Typical apple.

9. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Can't wait to see the S8E annihilate the IP8 tbh

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