Best Buy Will Support Apple Pay

April 27, 2015 10:15 PM

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Best Buy Will Support Apple Pay

Electronics retailer Best Buy is joining competitors in supporting Apple Pay. The company released an update to its iOS app that allows customers to buy items with Apple’s digital payments service. Later this year, the firm will let shoppers pay by iPhone or Apple Watch at checkout counters in its stores. Apple CEO Tim Cook talked up the news during his company’s record earnings call.

Best Buy, as well as retailers such as Walmart, Sears, and CVS, is a member of the Merchant Customer Exchange, which backed an alternative payments system. So far, that service, dubbed CurrentC, has had trouble gaining traction. Apple Pay, in contrast, has had a strong start. It will soon have the s...

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