Apple Pay South Africa

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I see Samsung Pay is gaining good traction in SA? Any idea when we’ll get Apple in SA?
If I'm not mistaken samsung devices can send out a magnetic field to which it can be used on traditional magnetic card swipe scanners. Apple pay needs a tag to pay and not all of the stores has those. Our technology isn't ready yet.
 

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If I'm not mistaken samsung devices can send out a magnetic field to which it can be used on traditional magnetic card swipe scanners. Apple pay needs a tag to pay and not all of the stores has those. Our technology isn't ready yet.
It doesn’t need a tag, simply an NFC receiver on the card machine like the Tap and Go contactless bank cards.
 

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Sorry yes meant nfc receiver. Give it another 2 years before it would come. Im still oftenly seeing older generation card machines. Samsung pay just has much better support here at the moment
 

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If I remember correctly from my time at a certain bank there were regulatory issues as to why Apple pay couldn't work (yet) in RSA. Something about how they handled the card data. Can't remember specifics though
 

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Sorry yes meant nfc receiver. Give it another 2 years before it would come. Im still oftenly seeing older generation card machines. Samsung pay just has much better support here at the moment
FNB pay has been available for 2 years.
 
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I see Samsung Pay is gaining good traction in SA? Any idea when we’ll get Apple in SA?
So there is a work around that you can use Apple Pay here in SA already. If u need assistance ask me. It is up to the banks. All mobile payment systems take a cut... so I’m sure with Samsung being the first Apple will follow soon.
 

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Security concerns, battery life etc...
I doubt NFC affects the battery life at all. Its only powered on when near by a receiver. As for security, maybe. However it can't be much of a threat - I mean, Apple do not have an option to turn off an NFC feature.
 
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