Apple reportedly launches iPhone mobile device payment system in Japan

Thursday 17 July 2014 14:20 CET | News

Apple has launched a mobile payment system in Japan based on iOS 7s Passbook app that enables users to pay for apps through its iTunes-based App Store and products in its Apple Stores, media outlet The Mac Observer reveals.

According to the source, the system lets users add money to their iTunes account for mobile payments, and use a barcode to complete purchases. The system is limited currently to just Apple Stores.

Apple has named its mobile payment system iTunes Pass. However, it is different from iTunes Pass that enables iTunes Store customers to pay for content related to specific musical artist. The system works similarly to a reloadable gift card, or like the Starbucks app which is little more than a virtual customer payment card.

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Keywords: Apple, iPhone, mobile, device, payment, system, Japan, iTunes, Passbook, app
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Countries: World
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