Apple Pay May Launch Soon in Israel, Says Report

Apple Pay May Launch Soon in Israel, Says Report

Israeli website The Verifier claims Apple is just a few days away from launching Apple Pay in Israel. The contactless payments service launched in Mexico on Tuesday.

The Verifier reports that Israeli mobile banking service Pepper recently updated its iPhone app. The app’s release notes for the new version indicated that it contained a “surprise” that would be shared at a later time. The app also briefly showed a splash screen with an option to add the Pepper card to the Wallet app for use with Apple Pay. The screen has now apparently been turned off.

Adding Your Credit or Debit Card to Apple Pay

Once Apple Pay arrives in their country, users can add their credit or debit card to the service by doing the following:

  • iPhone users running iOS 12 can go to the Wallet app and tap the “+” icon in the upper right-hand corner to begin, and then just follow the prompts. Users of iPads with Touch ID can add a card to the service to use in apps by going into “Settings” -> “Wallet & Apple Pay” to add a card there.
  • Apple Watch users will need to enter the Watch app on their iPhone, Tap on the “Wallet & Apple Pay” option, and then tap the “Add Credit or Debit Card” option.

First introduced in 2014, Apple Pay is now available in over 50 countries or regions around the world.

The full list of ‌Apple Pay‌ countries and regions is available on Apple’s website.

For more information about the service, visit the Apple website.