Apple unveiled its new Apple Pay mobile payment service last September. The official launch followed in October but was limited to the United States. Meanwhile, Canadians have been wondering when they would see the service make its way north of the border. IDC predicted that it would do so in 2015 and new evidence suggests that its prediction will indeed come true. 9to5Mac reports that Apple is looking to launch Apple Pay in Canada in early 2015.
Sources indicate that Apple and its partners are currently aiming to launch the service in the first half of the year. Advertising and promotional materials are being lined up for a March announcement.
No details were provided as to Apple’s Canadian partners might be. Apple will also need to ensure that it meets all Canadian regulations but that may well already be done if it is readying a March launch.
Apple Pay is currently compatible with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It will also work with the Apple Watch paired to an iPhone 5 or higher device when it launches . Could 2015 be the year of mobile payments in Canada?
Needless to say, there is no word yet from Apple itself on when Apple Pay will launch in Canada (or other parts of the world for that matter).
Source : 9to5Mac