The Apple Pay service is now live in Australia for American Express card holders. It will give those users a way to connect their card to their iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and Apple Watch to pay for purchases using their devices. It will also work on the older iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald:
Amex has about 17 per cent market share in credit cards in Australia, with an estimated 6.8 million cards in circulation out of about 42 million cards in total. However, only those with Amex cards directly issued by Amex will be able to use Apple Pay. There are estimated to be about 1.9 million so-called companion cards, which are Amex cards issued by banks with Visa and MasterCard linked to the same account
The launch today follows the company adding Apple Pay support in Canada, again via American Express, earlier this week.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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