American Express now, Visa ‘coming soon’.
Today, Apple has announced Apple Pay ( Pay) in Singapore with several merchants and banks supporting it.
Currently, only American Express (AMEX) cardholders supports Apple Pay in Singapore whilst VISA via the majority banks in Singapore such as DBS, UOB and Standard Chartered to be ‘coming soon’. Users can add in their credit and/or debit card details via the Settings app or through the Wallet app on the iPhone. Should the settings for it be missing, a simple restart or reboot should do the trick.
UPDATE (21st April 2016):
On Apple’s webpage for Apple Pay Singapore, they have included that Mastercard is also now supported, but however, it is being listed as ‘coming soon’ together with VISA. As such, that they have also added POSB as part of the lists of banks that will be supported as ‘coming soon’, together with DBS, UOB and Standard Chartered.
UPDATE: Apple has added support for OCBC Bank into list of Participating Banks.
UPDATE: Apple has added support for MasterCard; POSB into the list of Participating Banks.
Major Supermarket Chain: FairPrice, together with Starbucks, UNIQLO, G2000 now supported with few more supermarket chains and food outlets to get supported by Pay
The following merchants that currently and future merchants that supports Apple Pay are:
- Cold Storage (Coming Soon)
- FairPrice finest
- FairPrice Xtra
- Giant (Coming Soon)
- Jasons (Coming Soon)
- Market Place (Coming Soon)
- Sheng Siong (Coming Soon)
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- BreadTalk (Coming Soon)
- The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaves (Coming Soon)
- Food Republic (Coming Soon)
- Din Tai Fung
- Toast Box (Coming Soon)
APPARELS / FASHION:
- Shaw Theatres
Mobile Communications / Electronics / Technology:
- iStudio (Coming Soon)
- Guardian (Coming Soon)
However, using Pay can also be done at merchants and outlets which are already offering Visa Paywave, MasterCard Paypass with the presence of the electronic magnetic terminals.
Supported Devices & Supported Features for Pay
iPhone: (In Apps & In Stores)
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
Apple Watch: (In Stores Only)
- Paired with an iPhone 5 or later.
iPad: (In Apps Only)
- iPad Pro (9.7 inch & 12.9 inch)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 4
Source: Apple Pay ( Pay) Singapore