Apple Pay Debuts

Oct 21, 2014

We've known about Apple Pay since early September, but the new mobile payment option debuted yesterday (October 20, 2014) with the iOS 8.1 update. People with the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can now set up their accounts and starting waving their phones at checkout lines at retailers across the country.

Initial reviews praise the service for how easy it is to set up. And according to ZDNet, "Apple has partnered with hundreds of banks and more than 220,000 participating stores, including Duane Reade, Bloomingdales, McDonalds, and Whole Foods, with more landing in the coming months."

Users were initially dismayed that the Continuity feature Apple announced in September would have to wait for this update-as well as the release of OS X Yosemite. Continuity is now ready to go. The main feature of Continuity allows users who have a Mac desktop or laptop, as well as mobile devices to seamlessly handoff projects between the devices.