Apple’s iPhone 6 Mobile Payments Said to Include Walgreens and CVS
More details have emerged regarding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 mobile payments, according to Re/code. The latest scoop is Apple has partnered with Walgreens and CVS to implement mobile payments support, America’s two largest pharmacy chains:
CVS and Walgreens are expected to accept purchases made with the new iPhone payment system, details of which Apple plans to announce Tuesday, according to a person briefed on the plans. With more than 15,000 locations combined, acceptance by the two chains will give Apple a huge footprint if all of their stores are involved.
By having Walgreens and CVS reportedly on board, it will have people using Apple’s mobile payments frequently, enabling them to become more accustomed to the new service.
People familiar warn Apple’s mobile payments solution may use additional wireless technologies with or without NFC, while it will also most likely use Touch ID as an additional form of security.
Representatives from Apple and Walgreen did not comment, although CVS did:
CVS spokesman Mike DeAngelis said, “We don’t know what Apple may be planning in terms of a payment system so it is not possible for us to say whether it is something our stores may be able to accept.”
Previously, it was reported Apple had partnered with retailer Nordstrom for mobile payments as well.
Apple’s iPhone 6 mobile payments solution is said to utilize NFC, and has reportedly inked deals with Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Expect the final details to be revealed when the company announces new iPhones and a wearable device at its live streaming media event on September 9 at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT.