Apple Pay for the U.K. could be announced at WWDC

The Telegraph sources are saying that Apple Pay will be introduced to the U.K. during the summer and announced at WWDC next week.

Apple is poised to reveal that it is planning to launch Apple Pay, its contactless mobile payments service, in Britain this summer.

The Silicon Valley giant is expected to make the announcement on Monday in San Francisco at its annual jamboree for software developers, industry sources say. The service will be switched on in around two months, they said.

It will mark a major development for the payments industry. Multiple attempts by mobile operators and banks to get contactless mobile payments up and running in Britain have failed amid industry infighting and consumer indifference.

Mike Cowan, a senior executive at MasterCard, said the company was “absolutely ready” to support Apple Pay in the UK.

Source The Telegraph


Apple announced yesterday that Apple Pay will be coming to the U.K. in July and available at many well known High Street retailers including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, SubWay as well as Transport for London. Many major U.K. banks will be on board but Barclays is the one major notable omission from the initial rollout. According to their Twitter Account they are currently in constructive talks with Apple so watch this space.

H/T Dave Mark