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You can now use Apple Pay to donate to nonprofits

Apple announced that as of this week, the Apple Pay it can also be used to perform donations for non-profit organizations.

Ma's mobile payment system is already being used by several services and has helped to maximize sales. According to Apple Pay official Jennifer Bailey, "websites and apps say they see twice as many people completing a purchase with Apple Pay as with other payment methods."

Hoping to be as effective as using the resource for business, the novelty now arrives to further contribute to the increase in donations: ?We think that offering such a simple and safe way to support the incredible work of nonprofits will have an impact meaningful in the communities where they help, ?says Bailey.

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Organizations believe that implementing this new technology for donations will help them further:

THE Save the Children is excited to accept Apple Pay in order to make it easier for our supporters to donate to our programs and benefit children around the world. We are embracing this new technology that makes contributing to our work easier, faster and more secure.

Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of the organization Save the Children.

On iPhones and iPads with iOS 10, the function works using Touch ID. On the web platform, it is possible to access it through Safari (on macOS Sierra and the last build of the browser), but you need to finalize the purchase with a confirmation on the iPhone or Apple Watch. In the new MacBook Pro, confirmation can also be done via the built-in Touch ID.

Organizations that can already use Apple Pay (some do not yet support monthly subscriptions) are: American Red Cross, American Heart Association, charity: water, Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals, COPD Foundation, Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), Doctors without Borders, Feeding America, GlobalGiving, International Rescue Committee, (RED), St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Save the Children, The Nature Conservancy, The Water Project, UNICEF, WNET, World Vision and WWF (World Wildlife Fund). The following are scheduled to arrive soon: American Cancer Society, CARE, DonorsChoose.org, PBS and United Way.

The news is beautiful, really great. Even so, as we already know, nothing can be done here in Brazil yet. ?

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Still on the subject of ?charity?, Apple is offering a beneficent lunch with your vice president of education, John Couch. The lunch takes place at the headquarters of Ma, in Cupertino as well as last year.

Offers end today at 5 pm (Brasilia time), have a real value of US $ 25 thousand but, so far, only two bids have been placed, the last one being US $ 5,250. Whatever is collected will be sent to Santa Fe Christian Schools.

(via 9to5Mac)