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Apple Store iOS App Gains Touch ID Support for Payments with Apple ID

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The Apple Store iOS app has been updated to now support Touch ID to pay for orders with your Apple ID, plus when you need to make changes to your account settings. So now you no longer need to type in a password to authenticate, as Touch ID can do it for you.

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The app also says “It’s now easier than ever to see if the iPhone you want is available at an Apple Store near you.”

Click here to download the Apple Store iOS app from the App Store. It’s the fastest and easiest way to make midnight launch pre-orders for iPhone.

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  • Andy

    $100 limit is not very useful. Can’t really buy anything worthwhile.
    Android is a much more useful and modern platform.

  • Jack Ryan

    I laughed at your second sentence …. Ignorance is a bliss.

  • Mario Gaucher

    This has nothing to do with the Apple Store app…
    Purchases are not limited to $100 through the app

  • I’m not really sure what limit you’re referring to. Based on the last time I ran into it, I think there’s a $150 limit on using the Apple Store app for “EasyPay” self-checkout in-store, but since you have to scan each item individually for EasyPay, that’s surprisingly not much of an issue for most items that you’d be able to self-checkout anyway.

    However, there’s absolutely no limit at all on orders placed through the Apple Store app — even with Apple Pay (the $100 limit is for POS terminals, not transactions made through apps).

  • bbousquet

    Depends which CC you’re using. I used Amex w/Apple Pay at the Apple Store for 2000$ and 1200$ purchases. The POS limit varies (it’s the merchant’s call in most cases).

  • Yeah, I’ve exceeded the $100 limit with Apple Pay in-store at least once as well… I’d originally assumed that, being Apple, maybe they had the newer terminals that recognize Touch ID versus a simple plastic card (similar to what’s being rolled out in the U.K.), but sadly that transaction was the exception, rather than the rule.

    My understanding has always been that as a rule it’s the credit card providers and banks that establish the limits, not the merchants, although there do seem to be exceptions where merchants can negotiate different terms…. Costco, for example, seems to be good for MasterCard NFC transactions of up to $200, although Interac is still capped at $100. However, I’ve generally assumed that this was a special arrangement between Costco and MasterCard, seeing as how they’re in bed with each other.

    All of that said, Amex also seems to be the exception to pretty much all of the rules, compared to MasterCard and Visa.

  • bbousquet

    I’ve seen places with NFC caps at 50$ (pretty annoying). I’ve also made purchases above 200$ at the LEGO Store (not online) with both my Amex and my Tangerine MC.

  • The lower limits are certainly true enough. It sort of makes sense that merchants can lower the limits at their own discretion, but I’ve been told by payment providers that they’re not allowed to raise them unless it’s specifically written in their contract (which of course also includes clauses about liability and so forth). I’ve also run into merchants where the limits are different for MasterCard and Visa, since of course the agreements might be negotiated under separate terms.

    This also only applies to credit cards — Interac Flash is hard-set at $100 no matter where you go (now that I think about it, I believe that was the difference I ran into at the Apple Store when I couldn’t do a >$100 transaction).

    Also regardless of the merchant, it’s only an issue with Canadian cards. I can still use my U.S. VISA Debit card via Apple Pay with NO limits at all beyond those on the card itself ($5K USD) — NFC limits aren’t a thing in the U.S., as they don’t have contactless plastic cards, so every NFC transaction from a U.S. card has to be through an authenticated system like Apple Pay.

  • 100? lol that’s weekly salary in my country

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