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Apple just got another huge player to support Apple Pay

Published Oct 24th, 2014 4:15PM EDT
Apple Pay Amazon Rewards Visa Card

Apple Pay rolled out on Monday to a great deal of fanfare, but launching the service was only half the battle. Now Apple is faced with the enormous challenge of gradually adding support for every credit, debit and gift card in the United States in the coming months. It appears that Apple isn’t wasting any time either as reports began to spread on Friday that Apple Pay is now compatible with Amazon Rewards Visa Cards.

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MacRumors notes that the first reports appeared on Twitter and Reddit on Friday morning. This came as a bit of a surprise because Amazon Rewards cards are issued by Chase, one of the many banks that had already signed on with Apple Pay. They appeared to be the only Chase cards that were not supported by Apple Pay at launch, leading some to believe that Amazon had refused to sign on with the mobile payment service.

Amazon quickly denied these rumors, ensuring customers that Apple Pay would be enabled on its cards soon. Four days later, Amazon stayed true to its word. We’ll be keeping an eye out for more updates to Apple Pay in the coming weeks.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.


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