Austria is set to become e of the next countries to get Apple Pay, mths after Apple opened its first official Apple Store in the country.
A report describing the availability is relatively light the details, although it suggests that Austria, e of the country's largest banks, will figure amg the top card issuers.
Apple Pay is currently available in 29 different markets, last mth having been launched in Poland and Norway. It was launched the initial market, the United States October 20, 2014.
Tim Cook has already suggested that the launch of Apple Pay has been revealed more difficult than expected. "Mobile payments have taken off more slowly than I would have thought persally if you asked me to sit here a few years ago."
Apple is experiencing particular challenges in neighboring Germany from Austria. This has involved tense negotiatis between Apple and the German banks over fees and ctrol, which have yet to be settled successfully.
According to a report released earlier this year, analyst Gene Munster suggests that Apple Pay currently has an active user base estimated at more than 127 milli people. Hope that Apple will be able to rely a significant porti of the 8.7 milli Austrian citizens to add to this number
Today's report does not give a specific date for the launch, but it is likely that it will be in the next few mths.
Source: Der Standard