The little details of the now-published information pages show how long Apple is working on launching its payment service in Germany: handheld images also show the ticket for the Captain Train application – but they did not exist for more than two years.
But it should be ready this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the flight. A specific date is not yet known, it says on the site "to come soon". The partners are now known for this. In the future, users should be able to pay with many iPhones such as Aldi, Lidl, Dm, H & M or Saturn, as well as fast food chains such as McDonald's, Burger King, Starbucks, Ditsch or Vapiano. In addition, BVG, Shell and many online retailers or online applications accept the payment method for Apple users.
Buyers of savings banks and other banks have been omitted
The precondition, however, is to play its own bank and even bigger gaps. Deutsche Bank and Hipovereinsbank will be at the beginning, Commerzbank only with its subsidiary Comdirect. Add this to the small bidders N26, Fidor and Hanseatic Bank. There are no savings banks and Volksbanks and Raiffeisen Bank. One reason is that Apple has so far blocked its applications for mobile payments on its devices. Therefore, they rely on Android smartphones and mobile payment system Google Pai. Thus, Apple's competitor has already started in June in Germany.
Apple Pai is already available in more than 20 countries around four years after its launch, for example in the US and China, but also in neighboring countries such as France, Poland and Switzerland. In the cash register, the client holds a smartphone on the pay terminal and the data is transmitted via NFC radio, as well as in contactless card payments. Most terminals at the point of sale are already ready for NFC.