Apple Adds UnionPay Payment Option to App Store in China

Apple Adds UnionPay Payment Option to App Store in China

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Apple today announced that the App Store has added UnionPay as a payment option for customers in China.

China UnionPay is the most popular payment card in China and will provide App Store customers with a simple and more convenient way to purchase their favorite apps. Customers can easily link their Apple ID with a UnionPay debit or credit card for one-tap purchases.

“The ability to buy apps and make purchases using UnionPay cards has been one of the most requested features from our customers in China,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “China is already our second largest market for app downloads, and now we’re providing users with an incredibly convenient way to purchase their favorite apps with just one-tap.”

As a bankcard network, China UnionPay operates China’s national inter-bank clearing and settlement system, develops the worldwide UnionPay Card acceptance network, promotes the issuance and usage of the UnionPay Card as well as other innovative payment solutions, so as to provide quality, efficient and safe payment services to cardholders. To date, the total number of UnionPay Cards issued both at home and abroad has exceeded 4.5 billion. The UnionPay network has been extended to all cities and rural areas in China. In addition, China UnionPay has enabled UnionPay Card acceptance in over 140 countries and regions through extensive cooperation with more than 400 institutions around the world.

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Apple Adds UnionPay Payment Option to App Store in China

. - November 17, 2014 at 2:53am
Inner esting
JustinB - November 17, 2014 at 2:37am
A serious blow for Google Wallet!
iChristian - November 17, 2014 at 6:54am
Apple pay is copy of google wallet. lol
ratGT. - November 17, 2014 at 2:07pm
Apple copied Scroogle? Ha ha ha... That was a good one you little trolldroid! Besides, here's the conclusion of a popular review: [Apple's]The fingerprint-identification system is faster and more convenient than the two-PIN system Google thought up. Plus, when taking a view of the entire world instead of just the US, Apple Pay seems to be actually on a path to international expansion. Google Wallet isn’t seeing much development and looks confined to the USA, at least until Google starts caring about it again." ... No further comment on which one is really usable and easy enough to actually be used!
Blow_Me - November 17, 2014 at 1:58am
Ahhhh. So. Velly intellesting.