Using Apple Pay in the real world

Apple Pay is Apple’s new mobile payments platform. We tested it out in New York to see what we could, and couldn’t, do with it.


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37 thoughts on “Using Apple Pay in the real world

  • December 31, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    To be fair though you can't really use credit card for hot dog stands…. Or just some random stores on the side of the street, let along NFC.

  • February 1, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Would you attempt to buy something at a pop up stall with your credit card? That first part of the segment was stupid.
    Can't wait for this to finally come to the UK soon where we have many more NFC terminals.

  • May 13, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Somthing about using  ISIS as an example feels like some kind of line being crossed, I can't pin point the irritation it gives me but I don't think those ignorant meat bags need any mention in anything unless its a body count for dead ones.

  • July 14, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    So if a store accepts contactless payment, does that mean you can use Apple Pay?

  • November 6, 2015 at 12:09 am

    ISIS, which became Softcard, which was bought by Google to make Android Pay. Android Pay will be especially attractive when it really utilizes the intellectual property it got from its acquisition of Softcard. I used ISIS/Softcard to get one free smoothie a day at Jamba Juice (for a few months), and it also came with $20 and 3 free Cokes.

    Google has at least reignited Softcard's partnership with Coca-cola to have automatic MyCoke Rewards collected. It's a start, but I'm very pleased using Samsung Pay until NFC becomes ubiquitous.

  • March 13, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    I`d really like to use Apple Pay, but i live in Germany. And we don`t have Samsung Pay, Google Wallet, Android Pay,Google Hello or Apple Pay. It sucks. PLEASE COME TO EUROPE (i know it works in the UK) I hope Apple will make an announcement on its March 21 Event about Apple Pay. It must come in 2016 to Europe!

  • March 20, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    The future implication of virtual payments worries me in that less seem to know how 60 hz correlates to 120 volts and how the breakdown of that system would effect everything built on top of it. Hope cash sticks around for a while just in case.

  • April 13, 2016 at 12:14 am

    i think it is much secure paying through phone pay cuz finger print payment is way more secure than putting in the pin. And even if they stole ur card number somehow would that even matter since its only the front side of the card and u need a verification code which is at the back.

  • April 27, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Did you just say "Google, ISIS and a couple of more companies?" or am I just deaf??

  • June 28, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    I believe you pay ISIS for the beheadings, they arent a cheap service.

  • July 7, 2016 at 2:58 am

    The general rule of apple pay. You don't ask if someone has Apple pay. You just ask if 'tap' is ok. Say debit or credit and use apple pay.

    Most people don't know you could use apple pay wherever tap works and tap works in so many places.

  • September 23, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Does anyone else think this guy is a complete tool for walking up to random places and asking "Do You Have Apple Pay?"

  • October 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Go to china and try alipay. It will give you a complete different experience.

  • March 9, 2017 at 2:43 am

    That's Interesting, Never Thought ISIS Would Make A Mobile Credit Card Holder. Maybe To Hack Your Information I Suppose.

  • May 2, 2017 at 11:24 am

    i actually thought he said "Google, ISIS and a couple of more companies" as a joke

  • September 2, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I have a otter box case and it's pretty thick will it still work even though it's a thick case ?

  • October 10, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Do the same video now, 3 year later…

  • November 9, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I was really surprised when I got to the US and couldn’t use my Apple Pay in most places. Like, mostly, you do it in big chains, like Starbucks, McDonald’s, Walmart or Target. Weirdly enough, I could not apply it in Costco or Taco Bell for some reason. Like, maybe I’m a snob or a boaster or this may look like some kind of racism (and I’m not trying to offend anyone) but American infrastructure (I was in Los Angeles area, LA County, Orange County) works really terrible if I compare it to the one we have here (Eastern Europe), where you can Apple Pay literally anywhere, even for a hotdog in a local kiosk.

  • February 8, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    2020 the apple chip that goes into your hand

  • February 17, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    I think most of places where they support nfc payment you can use apply pay to purchase using the wallet. They don't have to support apple pay.

  • March 22, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    No word on Samsung Pay?, Samsung pay is superior to any other mobile payment system. I've been using it for 3 years now on my Galaxy S6 and it works on any terminal as oposed to only NFC terminals. I actually never have to carry a wallet thanks to that. Te Verge is biased confirmed, since they promote Apple, but not the real innovators. I guess Apple will pay them much less if they told people that there are services and technologies much more advanced than Apple's.

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