Apple's payment service will roll out to the UK this July. Editors' Note: This piece was originally posted on October 20, 2014, and will be updated periodically.
At its annual WWDC developers conference today, Apple announced a number of key expansions to its digital payment system, Apple Pay. Originally launched in the US on October 2014, the platform will be in
across the country by next month, and will 1 million locations . roll out to the UK in July
Created to streamline and simplify transactions, the service works similarly to
, allowing Google Wallet and iPhone 6 users to pay for products through their handsets. 6 Plus
In-store purchases can be carried out with the smartphones' NFC chips (the same one that Apple Watch owners can also use), while app purchases can be executed and verified through a user's Apple TouchID fingerprint. Other TouchID-enabled devices, like the
and iPad Air 2 , can pay for in-app transactions too, thanks to Mini 3 . With the recent iOS 8.1 , users can also consolidate loyalty and rewards cards. iOS 9 update
For a complete list of national businesses where you can use Apple Pay in the US, check out the chart below.
Apple Pay partcipants
Credit card companies Banks Businesses Apps American Express Affinity Bank Acme 1:1 Nutrition Coaching by Rise Discover Amegy Bank of Texas Aeropostale 11 Main Shopping MasterCard American Express American Eagle Outfitters 20Stamps Visa American Savings Bank Apple AirBnB Associated Bank Babies R Us Apple Bank of America Bashas' B&H Photo Bank of Hawaii Bi-Lo BestBuy Bank of Springfield BJ's Caviar Bank of Utah Bloomingdale's Chairish Bankers Trust Champs Sports CityKart BankPlus Chevron Coach.me Banner Bank Coca-Cola Vending Cole Haan Barclaycard Dan's Fresh Market Cover BB&T (Branch Banking & Trust) Davis Food and Drug Craftsy BBVA Compass Disney Store Dapper Berkshire Bank Dick's Fresh Market Dealflicks Movies BMO Harris N.A. Disney Store Disney Store C&F Bank Duane Reade DoorDash Cabela's Club Express Drinc Wines California Bank & Trust Extra Mile Dunkin' Donuts Cambridge Savings Bank Firehouse Subs Dwellable Vacation Rentals Canton School Employees FCU FoodMaxx Etsy Capital One Foot Locker Eventbrite Capitol Federal Savings Footaction Fancy Centennial Bank Fudruckers Fiverr Faces Centier Bank GameStop Flextrip Central Bank Golden State Warriors Store Flywheel CFE Federal Credit Union Harveys Supermarket Fountain Charles Schwab Bank House of Hoops by Foot Locker Groupon Chase Jamba Juice HauteLook Citi JetBlue HealthTap Citizens Bank & Trust Jewel Osco Highball Commerce Bank Kids Foot Locker Hotel Tonight Customers Bank Lady Foot Locker Houzz Interior Denver Fire Department FCU Lrgo Instacart Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach Lin's Fresh Market Jack Threads Fifth Third Bank Luby's Keep Shopping First Community Bank & Trust Lucky Kickstarter First Fidelity Bank Maceys Kinsa Smart Thermometer and Health Tracker First Hawaiian Bank Macy's Levi's Stadium First National Bank of Omaha McDonald's Lifx First National Bank of Pennsylvania Meijer LivingSocial First Niagara Bank Nike LoungeBuddy First Premier Bank Office Depot Lyft First Sentry Bank OfficeMax Makr First Tennessee Bank Orlando Magic Store Merchbar FirstBank Panera Bread MLB.com Foothill Credit Union Peet's Coffee Munchery Fremont Bank Petco Moxy Glenview State Bank Phoenix Suns Store OpenTable GTE Financial Radioshack Orange Harp Guaranty Bank & Trust Rubio's Panera Bread Hilltop National Bank Run by Foot Locker ParkWhiz Huntington Bank Savemart Supermarkets Pinterest IberiaBank Sephora Postmates Independent Bank Shaw's Priceline.com J.P. Morgan Six:02 Printicular KeyBank Sports Authority Qardio Heart Health and Blood Pressure Monitor M&T Bank Sprouts Farmer's Market Rad Pad Merrill Lynch Staples The RealReal MidFirst Bank Star Market Rukkus Tickets Morgan Stanley Subway Saatchi Art National Bank of Arizona Texaco Social Print Studio NBT Bank Toys R Us Sephora Nevada State Bank United Supermarkets SeatGeek North Shore Bank Unleashed Shoptiques Old National Bank Walgreens SpotHero PNC Walt Disney World Spring PointBank Wegmans Spruce Prosperity Bank Whole Foods Market Staples RBC Bank Winn Dixie Starbucks Regions Bank Albertsons* Stubhub Salem Five Bank Anthropologie* StyleIt Sandy Spring Bank Baskin Robbins* Swaive Thermometer Savings Bank of Danbury Best Buy* Target Silicon Valley Bank BevMo* Ticketmaster Simmons First National Bank Carmike Cinemas* TickPick South State Bank Dunkin' Donuts* ThirdLove Stockman Bank of Montana Edition* Threadflip SunTrust El Pollo Loco* Touch of Modern Synchrony Bank Forever 21* Uber Synovus Free People* VangoArt TCF National Bank JCPenney* Yoshirt TD Bank N.A. Jersey Mike's Subs* YPlan The Bancorp Bank Johnny Rockets* Zumper The Bank of Greene County Kohl's* The Citizens Bank of Clovis Levi's* The Northern Trust Company L.L. Bean* TIB-The Independent BankersBank Marriott* US Bank Pep Boys* US Trust Raley's* UMB Bank, n.a. Regal Cinemas* Union Bank & Trust Co. Renaissance Hotels* United Nations FCU T-Mobile* USAA Trader Joe's* Uwharrie Bank Urban Outfitters* Vectra Bank White Castle* Wells Fargo WesBanco Bank Wood and Huston Bank Zions First National Bank