If you’ve been thinking about reserving Tesla’s Model 3, and you use Apple Pay, life just got a little easier for you. Tesla is now accepting the $1,000 reservation fee for its electric compact sedan via Apple Pay.
Apple Pay is a really handy feature available to iPhone owners that connects to their bank accounts and offers NFC payments and peer-to-peer payments via iMessage (similar to Venmo). And now it can be used to easily reserve your future Tesla EV.
When reserving a Model 3 through Tesla’s website using Safari on a Mac, iPhone and iPad, the option to use Apple Pay will now be displayed. Prior to supporting Apple Pay, Tesla was only taking credit cards and PayPal for reserving the Model 3.
Reserving a Model 3 is much easier now, but receiving it is still difficult. Tesla has been enduring production problems for a while now. Those who reserve the car now may not receive their cars for 18 months. That’s not exactly what you want to hear when you’re shelling out $1,000 to reserve your next car.
It’s a good thing that the $1,000 reservation fee is refundable.
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