Apple Pay just expanded to cover 300,000 new locations where the mobile payment system are accepted. Apple revealed that it entered into a new partnership for its Apple Pay mobile payments system with PayAnywhere a credit card reader that is currently being used by over 300,000 locations all over the United States. This brings the mobile payment availability to over 1 million locations in the US only. If you own a recent iPhone and you’re not excited for this then you should feel old. Mobile Payments are taking over payments faster than you might think, thanks to Apple and the TecSavy community of mobile enthusiasts. Mobile Payment offer quick cashless transactions from your local grocery store to banking institutions.

Apple is not the only player in mobile payments as competition is looming from both Tech Giants Samsung and Google who are both launching their payment systems as soon as September. Samsung however has a couple of tricks up its sleeves that really bring Sci-Fi into the modern world.


Samsung which is playing catch-up to Apple is hoping to win you over by implementing a combination of magnetic transmission and Near Field Communication technologies to gain share with LoopPay acquisition. This means that at launch Samsung Pay will work with most point-of-sale terminals already existing so you won’t have any excuses at dinner about forgetting your wallet at home, pity. Samsung Pay has partnered with payment networks such as American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa as well as banks around the world and sure sounds like a sweet deal to nearly everyone even to fanboys of rival phone manufactures.

Another contender is android Pay which is potentially available to 10’s of millions of customers whom basically need a  need to have a device on Google’s KitKat or newer mobile OS. All you need to do is turn on NFC in your settings. Then set up your credit card and look for the Android Pay logo in stores. Android Pay is really just Google wallet which has been available since 2011, it just got a makeover to make it more sweet and upbeat.

Now that you’ve been updated with the current trends on mobile payments which system are you most excited about?