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Apple Pay may arrive in Brazil initially only through Banco Itaú [atualizado]

I didn?t want to spoil all of you?s parties so quickly that you?re still digesting and celebrating the news about the arrival of Apple Pay to Brazil, which will occur "in the coming months", but it seems that the thing will not be so widespread at the beginning.

Right after the end of his financial conference, in which Tim Cook announced the expansion of the mobile payments service to our country, Apple already tried to put his page on the air on its website:

Apple Pay in Brazil (Banco Ita)

And to which the bad news comes. There is nothing explicitly stating this on the page, but the images almost leave no doubt that the Banco Ita have exclusivity in the launch of Apple Pay in Brazil.

In addition, although the page confirms that cards Visa and MasterCard will be supported, the images all also show cards for those who have a high level of spending, such as Ita Platinum Personnalit, Ita Uniclass and Mastercard Black.

Our supporters remain so that this is only promotional material and that, when it is actually launched in our country, it will be more widespread. Or at least, if in fact it is as we are imagining, it will not take long to expand.

On a related note, there is still no reference to Apple Pay Cash on the Brazilian page.

tip from Guilherme Rambo

Update 02/05/2018 s 11:10

Good news.

An interim page on Apple Pay on the Ita website suggests that it can be used by any and all bank customers:

Who can use Apple Pay?Customers who have the national or international Ita or Itaucard credit cards, gold, platinum, black or infinite, and also an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac.

Here is a PDF of the page, in case it is modified / removed.