Today was the official launch of the Apple Pay service in Ukraine. The first to take advantage of the system will be able the clients of PrivatBank.
At the event dedicated to the launch of Apple Pay, was attended by the managers of “PrivatBank”, as well as representatives of payment systems Visa and MasterCard. They noted the importance of cooperation with such partner as Apple, and also spoke about new possibilities for ordinary users and merchants.
Support for Apple Pay in Ukraine is provided, as in the case of Google Pay, “PrivatBank”. It is the customers of the Bank first will be able to add their cards in the Apple Wallet. Later support Apple Pay will get the Bank and other Ukrainian banks.
Apple Pay, similar to the payment system Google Payallows you to pay for purchases using their smartphone (the iPhone in this case SE/6/6 Plus/7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus/X), tablet (iPad mini 3/4, iPad Air 2, iPad 5 Gen, iPad Pro), smart watches (Apple Watch all generations) or laptop (Mac model 2012 or later, in combination with the iPhone with support for Apple Pay and Apple Watch, and MacBook Pro with Touch ID), which are linked to a Bank card.
The process of binding the Bank card is quite simple: you need to open the Wallet app (or find in the settings select Wallet and Apple Pay), click on the plus sign, scan your card, wait for the validation of the card by the Bank, and after that you can start using Apple Pay.
With Apple Pay you can pay on websites, in programs, and terminals that support contactless payment. About this indicates the icon is pasted at the register. Currently such terminals can be found almost everywhere: in shops, pharmacies, restaurants, cafes, gas stations, public transportation.
If you pay using your iPhone 8 or earlier model, you need to put your finger on the Touch ID sensor and attach the top of your iPhone to the terminal, until the display shows “Ready” with a check mark.
In the case of payment by iPhone X, double-click the side button, then look on the iPhone to authenticate using Face ID (or enter password), then put top of your iPhone to the terminal, until the display shows “Ready” and the check mark.
To pay using Apple Watch you can double-click the side button and hold smart watch near the terminal, until you feel a slight pulsation, and display a confirmation message appears.
In addition, the sites you can now choose the option “Buy with Apple Pay”. After checking all the necessary details you will need to confirm the payment on the iPhone or other compatible device.
The launch of Apple Pay in Ukraine, as well as the recent launch of Google Pay, emphasize the increasing interest of foreign companies in our market. Hopefully, this trend will continue and more companies will provide services in our country.