While we knew Apple Pay would be going live in the United Kingdom sometime this month, we didn’t know an exact date. Now, a new report says that date will be July 14.
Apple has informed some Apple Retail employees in the U.K. that Apple Pay support will go live on that Tuesday, while an internal memos for supermarket Waitrose plus an additional retail partner indicate the same date…
Apple will begin training its UK retail staff on Apple Pay on July 12th. The company has begun enabling its point of sale terminals in England’s Apple Stores to accept NFC payments, and has been preparing promotional materials.
Apple Pay’s UK launch was announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2015) back in June. The launch will mark the first leg of an international expansion of the Apple Pay payments service. At launch, the service will be limited to a £20 cap per transaction, just as all contactless payments are. That limit is expected to be raised sometime in the fall.