Apple Pay is coming to Mexico, but not until 2021

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Apple Pay Mexico (Image credit: MacRumors)

What you need to know

  • Apple Pay is coming to Mexico in 2021.
  • Apple added a banner to its Apple Pay page for the country.

While it recently appeared that a launch of Apple Pay in Mexico was imminent, Apple has updated its Apple Pay page in the country to say that the service will not launch until 2021.

Reported by MacRumors, the Apple Pay website in Mexico has been updated with a new banner under the headline that reads "Disponible en el 2021," or "Available in 2021."

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At the beginning of December, it was reported that the service could be seeing an imminent release. Code found in the Mexico Apple Pay site had revealed some of the first banks and retailers that will be supporting the payment platform when it launches.

There was also a video recently published on Twitter highlighting code on the Mexican Apple Pay landing page that revealed some of the first banks to support the feature. These include Banregio, Hey Banco, Inbursa, and CitiBanamex. Twitter user urielarcia also mentions some of the initial retailers to accept Apple Pay at launch in Mexico including The Cheesecake Factory, Chili's, Domino's, and more.

For now, soon-to-be Apple Pay customers in Mexico can check out the Apple Pay page to see all of the benefits that the service will bring them on their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. If you're wondering how to set up and use Apple Pay, check out Apple Pay: The Ultimate Guide.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.