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Apple Pay Expected to Launch in Canada on November 17


News Team
Nov 27, 2012
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According to a fresh report coming from iPhone in Canada publication, it seems that Apple Pay is expected to expand to its third market this week, launching in Canada tomorrow. Apple Pay will be launching through an exclusive partnership with American Express, as it was already known. Gary Ng with the publication said the following:

"According to American Express, the service is set to launch this Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Customer service representatives we spoke with confirmed the date over the phone numerous times, and is in line with what you’ve told us as well."

It is believed that Apple partnered with American Express in order to expedite the Apple Pay launch in the country, as discussions with the major Canadian banks and other credit card companies had been "dragging."

Apple is also partnering with American Express to bring Apple Pay to Australia by the end of the year and to Spain, Singapore, and Hong Kong next year. Apple Pay launched in the United States alongside iOS 8 in September 2014 and expanded to the United Kingdom in July of this year.

Source: iPhoneinCanada
If they want Apple Pay to be a success in Canada, they'll have to get the major card issuers, Visa and MasterCard on board.