Apple has altered their Apple Pay website to update the status of several of their partners, and it looks as if some retail stores and apps might not make their previously published 2014 deadline.
Retailers that teamed up with Apple and plan to implement Apple Pay support in retail stores and apps in the near future are now listed under sections labeled “Coming soon” instead of “Coming later this year.”
This suggests some of Apple’s partners will be rolling out support for Apple Pay in their stores and apps in early 2015, instead of the last week of 2014. This could be due to training, hardware, or software issues.
The Apple Pay site now shows as “Coming Soon,” such partners as ACME, Albertsons, Anthropologie, Free People, and Urban Outfitters.
Other retail partners include Subway, Whole Foods, McDonald’s and Walgreens. Launched in October, Apple Pay made up 1% of all digital payment dollars in November.