Cashless transactions against a contactless terminal with the help of Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, iWatch and Mac etc. were recently possible in a lot of locations across the globe, with roll out of the new feature called Apple Pay. The service is now available in Ireland with support from Boon, KBC, and Ulster Bank.
After making its debut in the U.S. in October 2014, the mobile payments platform has continued to expand in countries like the Australia, Japan and Spain. The purchasing limits for Apple Pay are identical to those of contactless Visa and Mastercard cards. Per-transaction limits vary according to individual retailers. There will be no additional charge to using the phone as a payment method.
All you’ll need is one of the newer iPhones (an iPhone 6, iPhone 7 or iPhone SE). It can also be used with newer iPad models, MacBooks after 2012 and all Apple Watches.
Apple Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service by Apple Inc. that lets users make payments using an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac. Apple Pay does not require Apple Pay-specific contactless payment terminals, and can work with existing contactless terminals.
To get started with Apple Pay, simply add your credit and debit cards to the service using the Wallet app on iOS.