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iOS 8.1 and Apple Pay arrives Monday, Oct 20

iOS 8.1 and Apple Pay arrives Monday, Oct 20

On Monday, Apple will release an update to iOS 8 that will bring Apple Pay and OS X Yosemite features. iOS 8.1 will mark the official launch of Apple’s digital payment system, Apple Pay.

Apple has recruited an impressive number of retailers to support Apple Pay. Over 500 US banks are supported and major retailers like Starbucks, Macy’s, McDonalds and Target will support Apple Pay starting Monday.

Most major credit and debit card companies are supported, including American Express, Bank of America, CapitalOne, Chase, Citi, MasterCard, Visa and Wells Fargo.

To use Apple Pay, you’ll need to have either the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. These are the only iPhones with near field communication (NFC) chips in them required to use Apple Pay.

Here’s a list of supported stores and apps at the time of this writing:

Brick-and-mortar stores:

Aeropostale

Apple Store

American Eagle Outfitters

Anthropologie

Babies ‘R’ Us

BJ’s

Bloomingdale’s

Champs Sports

Chevron

Disney Store

Walt Disney World Resort

Duane Reade

ExtraMile

Foot Locker

Footaction

Free People

Macy’s

McDonald’s

Nike

Office Depot

Panera Bread

Petco

Petsmart

RadioShack

Sephora

Six:02

Sports Authority

Staples

Subway

Texaco

Toys ‘R’ Us

Unleashed

Urban Outfitters

Walgreens

Wegmans

Whole Foods Market

Apps for stores and services

AirBnB

Chairish

Disney Store

Fancy

Groupon

Hotel Tonight

Houzz

Instacart

Jackthreads

Levi’s Stadium

Lyft

MLB.com

OpenTable

Panera Bread

Sephora

Spring

Staples

Starbucks

StubHub

Target

Tickets.com

Uber

Source: Wired

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