In last week's keynote, before introducing the Apple Card, Ma celebrated the fact that Apple pay widespread among the payment methods accepted by public transport worldwide. Recently, one more location added Ma platform support: Singapore.
In the Asian city-state, Apple Pay is accepted on all public transport modes, including trains and buses that accept Mastercard as a form of payment. In the second half, Visa card-only terminals will also receive adjustments to work with Ma's payment platform.
What's New Doesn't Stop A: Soon, No Less Than New York Start testing Apple Pay on some of your public shipping lines. Initially, Ma's service support will be tested on select subway lines, whose turnstiles are already being equipped with NFC read terminals; Over time, the idea will add Apple Pay support to all the city's subway, train, bus and boat lines.
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– Pratik Patel (@Pratpatell) April 3, 2019
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Finally, we have news in Chicago and Portland. Both cities already have public transportation systems that accept Apple Pay, but their citizens will soon have one more option: they will be able to add their Ventra and Hop cards, which are used for payment in the transport modes, directly in the iPhones Wallet app, integrating the smartphone to your chosen payment service.
According to the blog Ata Distanceeven cities will add Express Transit technology support, which does not require user authentication by Face / Touch ID or even requiring the person to activate their smartphone just by tapping it on the terminal, even locked, and the card in the Wallet app will be activated automatically.
Will we ever see something like this coming here?