iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners outside of the U.S. are able to use Apple Pay, as long as they have the correct credit or debit card.
In a new report, Australian tech writer Beau Giles has explained how users can circumvent Apple’s restrictions on its new mobile payment platform.
Owners with a card issued by a U.S. bank or credit card company can simply change Apple Pay’s settings on their device, telling it their current region is the United States, even if they live outside of the country.
They can then use their iPhone 6 to pay for goods via NFC at standard contactless pay terminals across the globe. Apple Pay has been seen working in Australia and the UAE.
There are major caveats, however. Anyone using Apple Pay outside of the U.S. is likely to be hit with hefty usage fees, making it a less convenient and more expensive way to pay than simply handing over cash.
Apple has not said when Pay will launch globally, with the company needing to line up deals with banks in various countries in order to get the service working.
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