The world's biggest watchmaker is going high-tech but says, "We don't want to produce a mini mobile phone on your wrist."
The move will expand the payments service beyond the US and UK as Apple strives to reach more countries.
With no shortage of automakers working on robo-cars, and with Uber already a "sensor platform on wheels," we're well on the way, says MIT vet Kevin Ashton.
Members of the store's Balance Rewards scheme can now access their account through Apple Pay without separately scanning a card or barcode.
Did you do your share of binge-watching in 2015? You aren't alone. Use of the word "binge-watch" spiked dramatically in 2015, making it Collins English Dictionary's word of the year.
MediaTek is pioneering a range of cutting edge technologies whilst making it affordable so users from all walks of life can enjoy.
The head of Apple Pay says the coffee shop will start piloting the mobile payments service this year and roll it out to about 7,500 stores next year. It's also heading for KFC and Chili's.
A March attack was aimed at LoopPay, a payments company owned by Samsung, but the electronics giant insists customer data is safe.
The company's new mobile payments has seen $30 million in transactions in just one month as it prepares to launch in the US where it will battle with Apple Pay.
Samsung's newest smartwatches work with the most recent Android phones and support Samsung Pay, among other features.