Apple Pay expansion will cover 74 of the top 100 US merchants

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Apple’s mobile payment and digital wallet service will soon be supported at even more national retailers.

Apple Pay is rolling out now in Target stores and will be available in all 1,850 locations across the country in the coming weeks. Shoppers can also use Apple Pay at more than 245 Hy-Vee stores and inside all of Speedway’s approximately 3,000 stores.

The Cupertino-based tech giant further revealed that Apple Pay is coming to more than 7,000 Taco Bell locations and 2,200 Jack in the Box restaurants in the coming months.

With the expansion, Apple Pay will be supported in 74 of the top 100 merchants in the US. Put another way, Apple Pay will be a payment option at 65 percent of all retail locations in the country. That’s impressive growth considering the service launched only four years ago.

Target was one of the last major in-store holdouts in accepting Apple Pay along with Walmart. CVS Pharmacy adopted Apple Pay late last year after initially joining rival service CurrentC. Walmart currently has no plans to adopt Apple Pay as it uses its own contactless payment service, Walmart Pay.

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I've had zero problems using Google pay, or, where terminals don't use NFC, using the MST chip reader, and my Samsung G3 watch.
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Good, since it's far more convenient for me to use Apple Pay (and far more secure too) than using my actual credit card.

Yes, chip cards were "supposed" to put an end to credit card fraud but note how I put the word "supposed" in quotations since in reality it's done nothing to curb credit card fraud. Why? Because we only did chip cards half way, we did chip-and-sign instead of what we should have done which is chip-and-PIN. Chip-and-sign is useless as anyone can sign. Oh and to make matters worse... some places you don't even have to sign. SMH. Where's the security? Oh yeah... there is none!!!
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Isn't it sad that in today's high tech world the only truly safe way is through a cash transaction .... of course there are those that scream "what about getting robbed, aren't you afraid of that", to which I simply introduce them to my new security system, Mr. Smith & Wesson or the old reliable back up, Mr. Desert Eagle .... although I must admit it's a bit tough to hide a .50 cal in conceal / carry ......
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