Watch Apple Pay used at Mickey D's fine eating establishment

Watch Apple Pay used at Mickey D's fine eating establishment
Yes it is true. iOS 8.1 has been released, which means that Apple Pay is here. Despite the magic of the Apple name, not every store, eatery and entertainment mecca will accept Apple's iOS based mobile payment service. One place where you can find it in use, is at participating McDonald's. Simply select which card to use from Passbook and tap the special POS Pad with your phone. Press the Touch ID button to verify your identity.

In addition, Major League Baseball announced on Monday that Apple Pay and other NFC supported mobile payment services can be used by fans to pay for food and drink during the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants. The two respective ballparks, Kauffman Stadium and AT&T Park, will be the first professional sports stadiums to accept Apple Pay when game one of the Series takes place on Tuesday. Next year, baseball fans will be able to use Apple Pay to purchase single-game tickets using the At the Ballpark app. Once you're at the ballpark, you can upgrade your seats using the mobile payment service.

Now that Apple Pay is here, we could see more people using the mobile payment service available on their phone. Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T have their own service, called Softcard. Originally called ISIS, the three carriers changed its name for obvious reasons. By the way, iPad users can also use Apple Pay. But because the tablets do not have NFC connectivity, the mobile pay feature can be used for online payments only.



source: RedmondPie, lumbjoh, Forbes

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25 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Saw this on 9to5Mac over five hours ago... PA really needs to publish news a bit faster.

3. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I paid for McD's with my Nexus 4 and Google Wallet over a year ago. It's not a matter of faster news, it's a matter of relevant to the moment. Apple Pay is the new hotness and relevant to this moment.

9. KParks23

Posts: 719; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Exactly i dont understand why this is so hyped up google wallet has been out for years does the same thing and even isis wallet has been out for a while now so whats the big deal? O yeah its apple i forgot this several year old thing didnt exist till apple decides to use it.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Because anytime Apple does something, it sets a trend. Google Wallet may have been out for years, but hardly anyone used it to where it barely became relevant. If Apple uses it, it will become widespread.

16. Whitefur

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

And I see no problem with it. Google Wallet still works and now I can use it in more places. No downside.

18. YBCThaNeRd

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

exactly

21. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

really? you need to get a life pal!

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

As have I. I've used Google Wallet for the past year or so. My point was, PA as a whole is slow at reporting news, sometimes the last of the many sites I read from.

22. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They're a rehash site mainly, only a few original articles here. So obviously you'll see the news elsewhere first because they have to come up with it and then PA summarizes and reposts it.

25. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I did it years ago on my Galaxy Nexus.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Isn't this Google territory - I mean that's where Google Wallet did best with it's own NFC payment..

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

She looks disgusted...

8. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I remember about a year ago I was going to use my phone to purchase some stuff from Duane Reade and the cashier asked me to use a credit card or cash instead. They get annoyed because they don't know what's going on.

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"A Magical McPayment for your McMeal." Apple. We're lovin' it.

6. Mrmark

Posts: 373; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Lol what's the next place they are going to say ... Jamba Juice ? Followed by Officemax....

7. Derekjeter

Posts: 1456; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I can't remeber the last time I ate at McDonald's.

10. Derekjeter

Posts: 1456; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

In the time it took him to pay with it, I would have gone back to my car gotten wallet came back in used the restroom come back out and paid with my wallet. Lol. This NFC thing nobody can get it right.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I rather pay with cash and be on my way.

14. Derekjeter

Posts: 1456; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I never carry cash. I always pay with my Debit card, but anything seems faster than NFC pay. Even when I had my S5 and I would use ISIS mobile wallet it would also lag it.

19. YBCThaNeRd

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

never used isis but google wallet is pretty smooth

24. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

I don't think McD's accepts cash? Idk... it's been years since I found out that their burgers are primarily pink slime!

11. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yet again.. it's there already and Apple popularizes it.

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Let's not forget that every time you use Apple Pay for something at McDonalds, your heath insurance will go up.

20. YBCThaNeRd

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

im glad apple came with this, all this does is help more people use google wallet

23. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Google Wallet was cool, I used it with my SIII. I'm glad that Apple has their own way to pay but the have specific features that go beyond what Google Wallet did. Apple has the marketing power and the backing to push this into the view of consumers. Google was mostly quiet about them having Google Wallet and never made it a really big feature. Now that Apple has all of these companies on board with their payment system, everyone wants to say "back in 20XX, I was using NFC when there was 20 inches of snow on the ground....we used to walk to the store backwards and use Google Wallet blah, blah...." Just let Apple enjoy their "new" feature and let it go. I'm sure your body will thank you for not having to take so much blood pressure medication with every launch of an Apple product.

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