What you need to know
- Apple Pay is now live for a number of South African banks.
- Discovery, Nedbank, and Absa customers are good to go.
A number of South African banks are offering support for Apple Pay as of today. At the time of writing, it appears that Discovery, Nedbank, and Absa customers are the lucky ones today.
As noted by MacRumors, Apple did say that it would be bringing Apple Pay to South Africa at some point in 2021 and that has now happened – so long as you're using one of the three banks that are good to go.
Apple Pay has just gone live in South Africa 🚀 🌍
So far it looks like @Discovery_SA and @Nedbank cards are supported.Apple Pay has just gone live in South Africa 🚀 🌍
So far it looks like @Discovery_SA and @Nedbank cards are supported.— Alastair Hendricks (@ali_hen) March 30, 2021March 30, 2021
Users can add their cards to the Wallet app on their iPhone and then also use it via their Apple Watch, Mac, and iPad as well. Apple Pay has become hugely popular since its debut in 2014 and is now available in a huge number of countries. The list of countries supporting Apple Pay continues to grow as more and more banks come online.
In the United States and looking for a credit card supporting Apple Pay? No problem, here's a list of the best Credit Cards with Apple Pay support.
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.
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