Apple Pay app to roll out to US in the coming weeks, reports say
Apple Pay, a new mobile payment app that lets users swipe a credit card number or make a payment with their phone, is expected to roll into the United States this week.
A source familiar with the matter said Apple will roll out the app to its customers in the next few weeks.
“We have reached out to our customers and will begin to roll it out next week,” a company spokesperson said in an email to Reuters.
“It’s really a great product and it has a very positive impact on the lives of the millions of people who use Apple Pay daily,” said the source, who asked not to be identified because the product was confidential.
A spokeswoman for Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The app has been rolled out to more than 1.5 billion people globally, including some in the United State.
The US mobile payment platform is also set to roll in to Australia later this year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Apple has also introduced new products in the past, including a new phone called the iPhone X, and an app called Watch that gives users a virtual wristband that tracks health metrics.
The latest Apple Pay rollout comes as Apple’s mobile payments have become increasingly popular, with the company’s iPhone X and iPhone XS models reaching more than 80 million in sales.
Apple’s iPhone is one of the world’s most valuable smartphones, with a valuation of $US2.1 trillion.