Apple Pay launched on Monday and now allows folks with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to make payments with their smartphones using a built-in NFC chip and Touch ID for verification. It’s already supported by American Express, Visa and MasterCard, in addition to several banks. Apple even says that it has signed on an additional 500 banks, and if you’re curious if yours is offering support soon, we published a full list yesterday. Now, yet another card is supported by Apple Pay, and it’s one that didn’t work originally – for whatever reason.
The Amazon Rewards Visa card is now officially supported by Apple Pay. The support was first noticed by TechCrunch, whose readers alerted that the system was now working with existing Amazon Rewards Visa cards. Chase bank, the issuer of the Amazon Rewards Visa card, is already supported by Apple Pay. Until Friday, however, the card was not being accepted by Apple’s software. It remains unclear what the hold-up was, but considering there were issues with double-charging on Bank of America cards, it’s probably better that Chase decided to be safe rather than sorry.
It’s unclear if every Amazon Rewards Visa cardholder is able to use it with Apple Pay just yet, since there hasn’t been an official announcement out of Amazon or Chase, which means support may be rolling out in batches. If you are a ccardholder it’s definitely worth giving it a try now. Let us know in the comments if it’s up and running for you.