Apple Pay will now work with PayAnywhere, a card reader that attaches to mobile devices to accept NFC and magnetic stripe payments. That means Apple’s contactless payment solution will now work in 300,000 more places in the US, and we’re one step closer to the walletless utopia.
Rite Aid, one of handful of stores that decided to back the MCX created CurrentC platform for mobile payments, is pulling a 180 and will begin accepting Apple Pay in 4,600 stores starting Aug. 15. Rite Aid follows Best Buy who did a similar about face back in April. Looks like corporate greed is losing this fight.