Apple Pay to Accept Discover Credit Cards this Fall
Apple Pay is expanding its options once again, with plans to accept Discover cards this fall. Apple Pay will now be working with the country’s top four credit card networks, since Visa, MasterCard and American Express are already being used through the mobile payment platform.
The move means Discover cardholders will be able to use Apple Pay to make contactless payments in any store with NFC payment terminals.
“As the mobile payments landscape matures, Discover remains committed to giving cardmembers secure options for using their cards and mobile devices,” Diane Offereins, President of Payment Services at Discover, said in a statement. “Discover’s focus on simplicity and value for our cardmembers aligns well with the way Apple Pay makes purchases easy and convenient.”
This is not the only change coming to Apple Pay in the fall. The mobile payment platform will soon be available on the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini. At this time, it is only available on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, which recently shipped out to 22% of pre-orders. iPad users will be able to access Apple Pay this fall as a way to pay for in-app purchases.
Discover cardholders will still receive all of the rewards on their Discover it, Discover it Miles, or Discover it Student credit cards. Apple Pay simply gives them a more convenient way to pay for items without having to physically carry their cards. As more Apple Watches get shipped over the next few months, Apple Pay may soon have a new splurge of customers excited to load their Discover cards onto their accounts.