QUOTE(joevo2 @ Feb 20 2018, 11:31 AM)
Wow interesting, thanks for the confirmation. hmmm but we have a lot of iPhone too especially in the LRT/MRT you can see it a lot. Was thinking maybe Samsung did some exclusive contract with the banks... Was expecting Apple Pay to come here sooner since it is already available in SG since 2016 i think... usually will come to malaysia soon after.
Currently we have Maybank/CIMB Pay that works with android NFC phone and Samsung Pay.... and the on-slaughter of QR code based mobile wallet. Hopefully Apple Pay going to land here soon.
A lot of iPhones, meh...generally, the purchasing power here ain’t to high when it comes to smartphones - I’m speaking on a whole, not just cities alone. It just makes sense to support Samsung pay or Android pay or what not cause we have more non-Apple devices here.
But come to think of it, there’s also some monetary reason why banks here don’t like to support Apple Pay, I’ll try to poke around.
One of the foreign bank’s credit card in Singapore does not support Apple Pay. There’s a reason cited somewhere, I’m keen to find out the real answer. Also, I’m working in that bank