Apple Pay released in Ukraine today on 17 May, Thursday. Buyers of Apple devices in Ukraine this morning saw that they could add credit cards to the mobile payment system, including MasterCard and Visa.
The finance minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk used Facebook to announce the launch. The launch initially supports cards declared by the country’s nationalized PrivateBank. With Oschadbank exacted to develop soon.
Throughout the company’s May, profits call, Tim Cook Apple’s CEO has announced that Apple Pay will be expanding. To the countries like Norway, Poland, and Ukraine in the next certain months. He hasn’t yet provided the specific launch dates of it. Clearly, a launch in Ukraine was also rumoured and expected for Q2 2018.
The previous Apple Pay launch was held in Italy in the middle of May. It was launched with users in the country capable of adding Visa and MasterCard issued by Boon, Carrefour, and UniCredit within their iPhones.
Over the last several years, Apple has been working to grow the Apple Pay to new countries as well. And it is presently accessible in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, Hong Kong, France, Russia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, UAE, Ukraine, and Brazil.
Apple is also looking forward to expanding into more new countries. And recently rumoured to be launched in Ukraine and some other countries. All are waiting for its launch in Ukraine. The service’s global businesses have tripled year-over-year in the most recent period. It is expected to show important reputation within the service’s existing markets.