The world's biggest watchmaker is going high-tech but says, "We don't want to produce a mini mobile phone on your wrist."
Three new wearable devices from UK bank Barclaycard can be used at any contactless till, and you don't even need to be a Barclaycard customer.
The new feature is said to be part of the additions the company will announce Monday coming to Apple's mobile-payments system.
Mobile-payment company Square is launching a new reader this fall that will allow its millions of local and small businesses to accept Apple Pay.
If the report is accurate, this would be the first step for Apple's mobile payments system outside the US as the company struggles to hash out deals with foreign banks.
Apple is expanding the type of credit cards included in Apple Pay and also allowing customers to add loyalty cards as it tries to expand the number of people using its digital wallet.
The beachhead outside the US marks a major step for Apple's mobile payments system as it faces competition from Samsung Pay and Google's Android Pay.
Google's 4-year-old mobile payments service will turn into an app for transferring small payments between friends to make room for the new Android Pay system.
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