Apple has debuted Apple Pay in France. This makes the country the eighth one to get Apple’s mobile payment service — after the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, China, Singapore, and Switzerland.
Mastercard and Visa credit cards marketed through Banque Populaire, Caisse Epargne, Carrefour Banque and Ticket Restaurant can be used with Apple Pay France. Support is also slated for Boon and Orange. Apple lists 15 major French chains as participating retailers, including its own brick-and-mortar stores, with future support promised from Boulanger, Orange and department store Galleries Lafayette.
Apple has hinted that Spain and Hong Kong are also in line to get Apple Pay at some point this year (Spain currently supports it for Amex only). CEO Tim Cook also recently spoke about plans to bring the mobile payment system to India, while Japan and Brazil are also expected to add Apple Pay support in the near future.