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PayPal now an integrated payment option on Apple devices

As of Wednesday, iTunes customers in 12 countries can use their PayPal accounts to pay for App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and iBooks purchases on their Apple devices.

The Apple Watch is one of the devices that supports PayPal.

iTunes has added PayPal

Starting Wednesday, PayPal is a payment option for iTunes customers in 12 countries: the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain, the US, UK, according to a PayPal blog post

The advantage of using PayPal is that you don't have to give your credit card or debit card details to every online shop you visit. Instead, you simply connect with PayPal, which stores your payment details and automatically makes the payment from your online wallet or straight from your bank. Once it's set as your default payment, you can make purchases on Apple devices using PayPal's One Touch quick verification system, and even ask Siri to make a purchase.

PayPal works for the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, Apple Watch and iTunes on your computer. 

First published on July 12 at 5:35 a.m. PT.
Update at 1:01 p.m. PT: Clarifies that PayPal integration has already taken place for devices in 12 countries, not just Mexico and Canada.