Apple Pay leak suggests unprecedented bank support

Leaked training materials for Apple Pay suggest that the mobile payment system could have unprecedented support from banks and credit card institutions.

If recent rumour is to be believed, then Apple will launch Apple Pay in the US this coming weekend. It’ll allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners to make purchases using their phones at supporting retailers.

In order to prepare for this new mobile payment system, of course, Apple needs to train its Apple Store staff. 9to5Mac claims to have received copies of this training material, which sheds new light on Apple Pay.

Among the set-up info, one big point to stand out is that Apple has secured pretty much unprecedented support from the major payment institutions.

It seems as if Apple Pay won’t simply store your card number – it’ll have access to information on your recent transactions, an option to contact your bank directly, download its app, and receive push notifications.

Even more interesting is the suggestion that when your card expires, you won’t have to delete or update your Apple Pay files – it’ll do so automatically. Users will simply receive a push notification letting them know that the change has been made.

Apple Pay’s imminent launch appears set to quickly follow Apple’s October 16 event. This is expected to showcase the iPad Air 2, as well as a Mac revamp.

It should also see the the final form of Mac OS X Yosemite revealed and ultimately launched to the public.

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