There are now even vending machines that accept Apple Pay

Apple Pay support is expanding yet again, this time to nearly 200,000 self-service machines (i.e. vending machines) across the United States. The machines, run by USA Technologies, have all been remotely updated to support the contactless payment system Apple introduced with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

But it's not just vending machines that are getting the Apple Pay treatment:

This immediately adds approximately 200,000 Apple Pay acceptance points to the growing list of locations officially supporting Apple Pay, bringing the advanced mobile payments service to owners and operators of coffee brewers, vending machines, kiosks, laundry equipment, parking pay stations and other self-serve appliances.

Yes, parking meters, coffee brewers, and more, all just waiting for your NFC. And this has all be remotely-enabled, as USA Technologies notes, they've been putting NFC chips in their systems for the past decade. Pretty much any machine that you see bearing their "ePort" payment now will accept payments via Apple Pay. So go, get thee a bottle of Diet Coke and pay for it with your phone.

Source: USA Technologies; Via: 9to5Mac

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

  • Isis-backed vending machines accept apple pay if you use an Amex card. Sent from the iMore App
  • I used one a couple of weeks ago. It charged me a 10 cent fee though. Sent from the iMore App
  • My company has USA Technologies vending machines in our break room and they have worked with apply pay since day one. Love it since I use those machines on a daily basis. Sent from the iMore App
  • I have one at work. It didn't work with my ex phone, Androida Slowpoka Sent from the iMore App
  • This was available within a week or 2 of apple pay release so Ummmmm yaaaaaa?! Sent from the iMore App
  • The next generation will never know the frustration of getting a vending machine to accept a crinkled old dollar bill.
  • My apartment complex has had Apple Pay since day one for their coke machines. A tad overpriced ($1.75), but it works.
  • Funny, i use google wallet to pay on bending machines in a hospital and dealership I bought my car, over a year ago. Now they are accepting apple pay and people make it sound like is the invention of the year. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Looks like people are just excited to have it. Not acting like its the greatest invention ever. Sent from the iMore App
  • I love it. I never carry cash and I've been pretty pleased with seeing credit card vending machines popping up lately. If apple pay would just hurry up and come to Australia, it'll be one less thing to carry around! Sent from the iMore App
  • Ran into a few of these at LAX last night (gate 44). Unfortunately, hung up every time asking me to hold near the reader, no matter how closely I held it, so was unable to purchase anything. Sent from the iMore App
  • I actually got this to work at a vending machine a couple of months ago. I was parched, had no cash but noticed the machine had NFC and boom! It worked! On a sadder side note, I took my son to a museum that shows off technology experiments a couple of months ago. They had all NFC enabled vending machines...only they weren't hooked up to a network. Major fail.