Since it launched in October, Apple Pay has expanded its support by adding many more banks, credit cards and retailers in the US. Today, the company revealed Apple Pay now supports cards that cover the vast majority of the card purchase volume in the US.
Apple revealed these new statistics to the New York Times, adding:
The new companies that recently agreed to work with the service include SunTrust, Barclaycard and USAA. Ten more banks, including TD Bank North America and Commerce Bank, will back the new form of payment on Tuesday. With the new additions, Apple says it supports the cards that represent about 90 percent of the credit card purchase volume in the United States.
Staples, the big-box office supplies retailer, now accepts Apple Pay at its 1,400 United States locations. Chain grocers like Winn-Dixie and Albertsons take it, too. And on Friday, Amway Center, the home to the Orlando Magic basketball team, will accept Apple Pay at many of its retail and food and beverage stands during games.
The story said that Whole Foods has taken 150,000 Apple Pay transactions since it launched. McDonalds added that 50 percent of its tap-to-pay transactions in November used Apple Pay.
Source: New York Times