Uber iOS App Updated with Apple Pay for the USA, Canadians Can Only Dream


More and more apps are being updated with Apple Pay support for the U.S., now that iOS 8.1 released this morning has launched Apple Pay.

Game-changing taxi service Uber has updated their US app to support Apple Pay, touting “One tap to ride and one tap to pay… it doesn’t get any easier than that.”

What’s New in Version 2.45
Apple Pay integration is here! iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users have a new, convenient way to pay for their rides — just swipe your finger across the Home button using your phone’s Touch ID technology.


The Canadian version of the app has received some design and localization updates but obviously does not have Apple Pay support. Heck, some Canadian cities don’t even have Uber yet since local taxi companies have opposed the service (we’re looking at you, Vancouver).

What’s New in Version 2.45

We’ve made design and localization updates to improve the Uber experience around the globe.

** Uber saves time by connecting you to a driver as quickly as possible. If you like the service, please consider using those extra few minutes to review our app. **

As more and more people use Apple Pay, we’ll be hearing about first-hand experiences real soon. Canada does not have Apple Pay yet, but it is predicted to launch sometime in 2015 or maybe later (we don’t even have iTunes Radio yet!).

Click here to download Uber for iOS.


  • Crosseyedmofo

    no biggie not having apple pay, uber has all your payment options already, if anything apple pay adds a step

  • Ryan Laker

    If there is one thing Canadians are good at it is dreaming of what things will be like if and when they come to Canada. It’s a national pastime.

  • talkiewalkie

    Fact of the matter is, Apple Pay likely won’t be in Canada until the next iPhone release. Considering the Apple Pay is a major selling point for the 6 and 6 plus. It might make more sense to hold on to your old iPhone until next year.

  • Geoffrey Spencer

    Ottawa City Council is also fighting Uber because the powerful cab companies do not want them here. Apparently there is no such thing as freedom of choice in Ottawa too and not just in Vancouver.

  • Tim

    I kind of bought my iPhone 6 with the promise of apple pay, but interac flash actually works faster in addition to the tap options on most credit cards. And we’re about 5 years away from everyone taking nfc so I’ll still need my wallet in most cases.