Apple Pay is coming to the UAE this year

You’ll soon be able to use your iPhone to pay for your shopping in Dubai

Before 2017 is out, you’ll be able to use your iPhone to pay for your weekly shop at the mall, or that coffee on the go, after Apple confirmed Apple Pay is coming to the UAE before the end of the year.

Apple Pay is a secure way of easily using your phone to make contactless payments with your credit or debit card. In essence, anywhere you can use contactless payment with your credit card, you can also do so with your iPhone.

According to Apple, there’s no need to worry about the security of your card’s information, neither the phone nor your bank send, receive or store account information when you use Apple Pay. All transactions are heavily encrypted and, in short, use codes to instruct the bank to deduct a certain amount from your account.

It’s been a good quarter for the world’s most valuable company, as it reported revenues of US$45.4 billion (Dhs166.8 billion). It’s still going strong if the seven percent increase it saw on last year’s earnings is anything to go by.

In September, Apple is expected to announce a brand-new iPhone, which is anticipated to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of its very first smartphone.

As for Apple Pay arriving in the Emirates, there’s a rich history of launching with a broad range of retailers confirmed to accept the method of payment, and we’ll bring them to you just as soon as they’re announced.

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