Apple’s CEO Tim Cook confirmed during Apple’s event today that they will be launching Apple Pay on October 20th in the US, allowing users of the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Mini 3 and the iPad Air 2 to pay for items from their smartphone or tablet securely and easily.
To do this Apple Pay pulls all of your credit cards and debit cards from the Passbook application, so all you have to do is enter the details for your cards within the app and then select the card you want to use when paying for an item.
Apple Pay will work with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch (paired with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus) from launch, with support for a number of US based banks with support for Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards from banks including American Express, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Citi, and Wells Fargo.
Barclays, USAA, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC, and US Bank have also announced plans to integrate with the service at some point later on.
In terms of actual store locations, Apple Pay will work with 220,000 stores in the US from launch, or even anywhere that accepts contactless payments, and it will even work with a number of apps on the iPhone and iPad from launch.
You can find out more about the service at our original announcement post here.