Apple Pay was launched in 13 more European countries

By | 26/06/2019

Apple PayApple Pay was launched in the USA since October 2014. It allows you to pay with your debit/credit card via iPhone, or if you go crazy, you can even pay with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It’s possible thanks to NFC chip included in newer iPhones, newer iPads and all Apple Watches, I will list compatible devices below. It’s even supported on Macs, but limited to online payments, because nobody carries his desktop Mac in pocket and paying with laptop is pretty crazy idea. Just add your card into Wallet app and you are ready. You will need to do it on all your devices manually, because of security reasons – it will create a security token for each device.

Since now, Apple is officailly expended into 13 new European contries, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and my home country Slovakia. Slovakian users can already load cards onto their Apple Wallet from Boon, Edenred, J&T Banka, Monese, N26, Revolut, Slovenska sporitelna, Tatra banka, and mBank.

In the last year was Apple Pay launched in Poland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Iceland.

Of course, you need a compatible device with NFC chip. Supported iPhones are:

  • iPhone Xs Max
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone Xr
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6

As for smart watches from Apple, you will need:

  • Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 and later
  • Apple Watch (1st generation)

If you are crazy, let’s pay with iPad! You will need a device with Touch ID or Face ID:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2017)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2015)
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad 6th generation (2018)
  • iPad 5th generation (2017)
  • iPad Air 3rd generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad 4th generation
  • iPad mini 5
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3

Full list of countries and regions that support Apple Pay can be found HERE.

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