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Apple Pay UK launch set for July 14th

Apple Pay UK launch set for July 14th

Apple Pay will go live on July 14th here in the UK. That’s according to a series of new leaks from retailers, as well as reports about the Cupertino company’s plans for staff training for the mobile payment solution.

An internal document from supermarket Waitrose repeatedly refers to a July 14th launch date and explains to employees what Apple Pay is and how it works.

Similarly, a separate document from an unnamed retailer also makes numerous mentions of the same date and again spells out the workings of the service.

Sources have also suggested that Apple staff will begin Apple Pay training on July 12th. This suggests that the service will almost certainly go live next week.

Apple revealed plans for a UK version of Apple Pay during its Worldwide Developer Conference last month. It becomes the first country outside of the US to have the service, after launching over The Pond in October 2014.

Apple Pay uses the iPhone’s Touch ID module and Near Field Communication (NFC) tech to allow users to pay with cards they have registered with Apple.

It does not store credit or debit card information and instead uses a unique code every time a purchase is made.



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