After some accidental publishing of web pages for Apple Pay support by the banks, Apple has finally officially announced that the payment service is now in Malaysia. The service will work with Visa and Mastercard cards from banks including AmBank, Maybank, and Standard Chartered Bank, while American Express will be added to the list later this year.
If you wonder where you can use it, merchants with big names, including KFC, Maxis, Machines, McDonald’s, Mydin, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, U Mobile, Uniqlo, Village Grocer, and Watsons, offer Apple Pay as a payment option now. Furthermore, apps and websites including Shopee, Sephora, Atome, and Adidas are also some other places that you can try out the payment service.
To use Apple Pay in the physical stores, simply hold your iPhone or Apple Watch near the contactless terminal and authenticate using Face ID or Touch ID. When making purchases in Safari, you can use it without having to create an account, key in a PIN, fill out lengthy forms, or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. It’s also promised that security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay, with industry-leading protection of users’ personal information, transaction data, and credit and debit card information.
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