Credit cards have been around for quite a while, but the advent of Apple Pay has given them a major boost.
In fact, Apple Pay could even make the world a lot safer for consumers.
Read More and Apple Pay may be a huge deal for merchants too, with over 100 million paying with credit cards in the US alone.
The technology has even seen adoption from retailers that have never offered a payment option.
With this in mind, we have compiled a list of 10 reasons why Apple Pay will have an immediate impact on your credit card transaction.
Apple Pay is also a step up from Visa’s card reader.
While Visa’s credit cards are currently available in the United States and Canada, Apple has a $99-per-year deal with the company.
This means that Apple Pay’s $99 per year option is a steal compared to Visa’s $199 per year plan.
Apple has also added a bunch of new features to the Apple Pay app, including a new feature that allows users to tap and hold a card and then swipe it to unlock it.
This feature is called “tap and go” and it allows Apple Pay users to access the card while using other apps like iTunes, the Apple Watch, and the iPhone.
The ability to use Apple Pay without using an Apple Watch or other smart devices is a big plus, and it makes Apple Pay a huge step forward for Apple Pay.
Apple is also adding an option for merchants to accept credit cards on Apple Pay in the coming months.
In the meantime, Apple is making its card reader available in select US cities, such as Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia.