Apple Pay support makes it easier than ever to donate to Wikipedia

Apple Pay On Wikipedia
Apple Pay On Wikipedia (Image credit: Nikolaj Hansen-Turton)

What you need to know

  • Apple Pay is now accepted as a payment method when donating money to Wikipedia.
  • You really should donate money to Wikipedia.
  • Donate money to Wikipedia.

Wikipedia has begun to accept Apple Pay as a method of payment for people who would like to donate to Wikipedia, making it easier than ever to help out with a resource that most of us use a ton more than we probably realize.

The Wikipedia site requires plenty of upkeep, with servers, bandwidth, and more all cost money. Now, people can pay using their Apple Pay-enabled cards without having to enter any details — it just takes a few taps or clicks to complete the transaction.

Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia Founder:

We'll get straight to the point: Today we ask you to defend Wikipedia's independence.We're a non-profit that depends on donations to stay online and thriving, but 98% of our readers don't give; they simply look the other way. If everyone who reads Wikipedia gave just a little, we could keep Wikipedia thriving for years to come. The price of a cup of coffee is all we ask.When we made Wikipedia a non-profit, people told us we'd regret it. But if Wikipedia were to become commercial, it would be a great loss to the world.Wikipedia is a place to learn, not a place for advertising. The heart and soul of Wikipedia is a community of people working to bring you unlimited access to reliable, neutral information.We know that most people will ignore this message. But if Wikipedia is useful to you, please consider making a donation of £5, £20, £50 or whatever you can to protect and sustain Wikipedia.

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Anyone looking to donate using Apple Pay can head over to the Wikipedia donation page now to get the ball rolling.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.