Apple will expand the list of countries where Apple Pay payment service works, by the end of this year. This was stated by the financial director of the company Luca Maestri during the conference call, dedicated to the quarterly results of Apple.
According to Maestri, Apple Pay will soon reach Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the UAE. Specific terms, he did not name, confining himself to the phrase "until the end of the year." Italy has become one of the last countries where Apple's payment service has started, and the company actively connects new banks to it.
Also, Apple CFO noted that almost 90% of all NFC transactions in the world are made using Apple Pay, especially the popular service was outside the US. Three of the four payments for Apple Pay are made in other countries (mainly in Europe). In Russia, the service completely earned in the fall of 2016.
With the release of iOS 11 iPhone owners will be able to make each other money transfers via Apple Pay. If the transfer is to be made from cards of different banks, the commission will be "minimal", but its size has not yet been disclosed.