What you need to know
- A new report says that Apple Pay may launch in Israel next month.
- According to the report, the service is set to launch on May 5.
Apple Pay will reportedly finally come to Israel next month.
As reported by Haaretz, the contactless payment service will launch in the country on May 5. According to the report, 20-30% of smartphone users in Israel use an iPhone, so this will open up the payment service to more than a quarter of the population.
Today's report follows one from last week that also claimed Apple Pay would launch in Israel in the first week of May.
It's currently unclear exactly which banks or credit cards will add support for Apple Pay in the country, but if the service catches on, those institutions should begin to follow.
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