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Only 16% of Global iPhone Users Have Turned on Apple Pay [Report]

Only 16% of Global iPhone Users Have Turned on Apple Pay [Report]

Posted February 22, 2018 at 4:21pm by iClarified
A new report from Loup Ventures estimates that only 16% of global iPhone users have turned on Apple Pay. That leaves Apple with plenty of room to grow the service over the next 3-5 years.

Active users have doubled in the past year, transactions have tripled and online merchant adoption has increased by about 50%, according to Loup.

Here's some highlights from the report:
● We checked the Top 100 retailers in the U.S. for Apple Pay compatibility for online (desktop, mobile and apps) and found the growth of adoption has been high (9 to 85%), but off of a small base.
● The total number of these retailers supporting Apple Pay online now ranges between 14-24% (details in table below).
● The number of banks globally that support Apple Pay increased in the past year by 41% to 2707 banks.
● We believe there are 127m global active Apple Pay users, up from 62m a year ago. This represents 16% of the active iPhone base.
● We don’t have any data on Apple Pay peer-to-peer (Venmo competitor), which launched in December of 2017.

Only 16% of Global iPhone Users Have Turned on Apple Pay [Report]

Loup also shared some of Apple's statements on Apple Pay over the past year:
● Adoption and usage in international markets has been much more robust than in the U.S. (February 2018, shareholder meeting).
● User adoption has also been slower than what had been expected at Apple Pay’s launch (February 2018, shareholder meeting).
● More than half of all U.S. retail locations accept Apple Pay (February 2018 earnings call).
● Transactions more than tripled y/y (February 2018), they were up 330% (October 2017), up 450%, (May 2017), and up over 500% y/y (January 2017).
● Active users more than doubled (October 2017 earnings call).
● Nearly 90% of NFC payment transactions globally are with Apple Pay (August 2017 earnings call).
● 3 out of 4 of Apple Pay transactions happen outside the U.S. (August 2017 earnings call).

You can read the full report at the link below!

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D4xM4Nx - February 23, 2018 at 10:58am
I'm surprised that the U.S. is lagging so much when it comes to card less payments or overall banking... We may never see Apple Pay here, I can only remember two, maybe three establishments offering something similar to Apple Pay. No way in hell NFC tech is widespread, let alone even available as a standard for daily usage. I've had problems purchasing stuff online or paying for services, apps have lots of issues handling CCs or simply lack the tools.
chirod76 - February 22, 2018 at 11:18pm
For such a developed country US has long ways to go when it comes to banking.. I travel often to Europe and my recent trip(2 weeks ago) I didn't have to get my card out of the wallet once, they use a tap (RFID) on their debit/credit card so ApplePay is basically accepted. US they are still trying to understand if they should swipe or stick in the card lol
radfan957 - February 22, 2018 at 5:27pm
I’d love to use it, but I don’t want to deal with two-factor authentication.
Stevenk - February 22, 2018 at 4:43pm
I use an iphone 8 and Galaxy s8 (office and personal phones). I have used Apple pay and Samsung Pay. Samsung pay wins hands down. Its easier to pull up, can be literally used anywhere(even old terminals), its rewarding t use it. And also have a gear s3 which works everywhere - even if the merchant has blocked NFC payments. Apple Pay has a long way to go.
Aneda Toke
Aneda Toke - February 23, 2018 at 2:41am
I have no idea how Samsung does it but on my iPhone X all I gotta do is double press the side button and then face ID the thing and bam...tap away. I love it. Use it every day.
Jobijoba - February 23, 2018 at 9:41pm
Same here, love it. Easy, safe and rewarding (depends on which bank you are dealing with). I use it everyday.
Sabtain Aziz
Sabtain Aziz - February 23, 2018 at 9:57pm
In the uk it’s everywhere
jhunax - February 22, 2018 at 4:38pm
my country the Philippines is very poor... businesses here are so backwards in terms of technology. tap-to-pay is virtually non-existent. merchants are afraid to use cards as mode of payment. if there is one, it is mostly offline.
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