iPhoneForums.net News Team
- Jun 15, 2010
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- Bay Area, CA
Apple is beginning to get into the health and fitness market with the HealthBook features in iOS 8 and that upcoming Apple Watch. So it was a bit of a surprise when our favorite fruit company decided to announce McDonald's first, as a location that would support Apple Pay, at the September keynote.
All jokes aside, YouTube user John Ross decided to visit a McDonald's location after updating to iOS 8.1 and setting up Apple Pay. It seems the service is as easy to use as Apple said it would be. After setting up Apple Pay, Ross pops open Passbook, orders his food, then waves his iPhone 6 Plus over the point-of-sale system while having his thumb on Touch ID. The POS system then reads his payment through the iPhone 6 NFC chip and the payment is processed then complete. Easy peasy.
Apple Pay is currently only supported by the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 3 running iOS 8.1. However, the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 are limited to online Touch ID purchases and not in-store, as they do not have an NFC chip. But come on, there would be nothing more awkward than waving a 9.7-inch tablet over a point-of-sale system at a McDonald's.