Apple Pay Adds More Official Merchant Partners

Apple PayApple has added 10 new merchants to its list of Apple Pay supporters, according to an AppleInsider article. Among the new additions are such high-profile companies as Gamestop and T-Mobile.

That brings the official merchant partner count on Apple the Apple Pay website to 68, but, as the article notes, there are many others that also support the service via NFC payment terminals. Apple Pay can also be used to make purchases at three NBA arenas – the Amway Center, Oracle Arena, and The US Airways Center. Moreover, there are more partner merchants on the horizon, including Raley’s and Carmike Cinemas.

Apple Pay has come a long way since its launch last fall. Back then, the platform came under fire from competitors like CurrentC, which was really just trying to take a vindictive shot at the credit card companies backing Apple Pay. Apple Pay has since become the dominant mPayment system in the world, with backers ranging from small, early-adopter retailers to the White House. But the company needs to keep the momentum going; it now has multiple serious competitors looming on the horizon.