Apple Pay had previously hinted that the NYC Subway riders can make use of this payment service very soon. The time has finally come and the company has announced that these users can start using Apple Pay for their subway transit starting this Friday. New kiosks have been setup across the Subway lines where users just need to scan their iPhone or Apple Watch to go through with this facility.
People who use an iPhone or other Apple devices find it extremely easy and convenient to use Apple Pay for all kinds of payments in the United States. Thus, Apple introducing this service in a subway transit system is not surprising and that too in NYC where millions of people use the trains for work commute and other activities.
The way this system works is that the users will have hold the iPhone or their Apple Watch against the kiosk display. The display then lights up with a “GO” symbol and you will also see a “Done” showing up on your iPhone or Apple Watch. The process seems to be very easy here but it will be very interesting to see how it fares once the riders of NYC Subway start using it on a daily basis.
If you are a NYC resident, you will be able to use this kiosk only with the latest software updates for iPhone – iOS 12.3 and Apple Watch – watchOS 5.2.1. Speaking about compatibilty, the service will work on iPhone 6s and SE and later and with the Apple Watch Series 1, 2 and 3.