Apple Pay 2.0 to debut on Android, Google Wallet integration


By Alex WojnarowskiThe world’s largest mobile payments processor is about to debut with a payment feature that would enable merchants to accept credit and debit cards and wire money via NFC payments in their stores, according to a report.

Apple Pay, the mobile payment service Apple launched earlier this year, will be integrated into Android smartphones and tablets, according the Wall Street Journal, citing two people familiar with the matter.

The Wall Street Review says the feature will be available on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone SE, and will be supported on all Apple devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Apple has been aggressively working on the mobile payments space in recent months, unveiling its own mobile payments app in April.

The app allows merchants to offer both credit and payment cards, which Apple said will be able to be linked to credit cards.

Apple’s payments app will also allow consumers to transfer money between Apple Pay accounts and their bank accounts, allowing consumers to pay with a credit card in addition to their Apple Pay wallet.

The move follows an initial beta test of Apple Pay for Apple Pay devices that began in late April.

Apple has since rolled out an official iOS update, which also introduces a number of new features and improvements, including an expanded shopping experience and the ability to pay for a purchase online and over NFC.

Apple also plans to introduce a number more payment options to the mobile wallet, including NFC-capable wallets and NFC-enabled payment terminals.

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