Apple promised it last Monday during the keynote: this year Apple Pay will be available in at least forty countries. The list of countries where you can pay with Apple Pay has now been expanded to include seven European countries. Twice to guess which country is not included …
Tweets from various banks show that Apple Pay is making its debut in Austria, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Greece, and Romania (note via the originally Dutch bank ING). So you can pay with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac soon. The Netherlands is now surrounded by countries where Apple Pay is supported; the service was introduced in Belgium and Germany at the end of last year.
Apple is already a few steps further when it comes to Apple Pay. Last Monday, during a keynote, Apple introduced a new component of Apple Pay, namely Apple Card: its own credit card. This is virtual for the iPhone in the Wallet app, but there is also a “real” card for in your wallet. Apple Card is launched this summer in the United States.