App Store now accepts payments from China’s biggest card merchant, UnionPay
After a barrage of complaints, Apple’s voyage in China has taught the iPhone maker a few lessons with one being — behave like Romans if you find yourself in Rome.
And now, for making app purchases on your iPhone or iPad, users can now use UnionPay cards for checkout. UnionPay was the biggest card-issuer in China but was not accepted on Apple’s App Store until this development.
“The ability to buy apps and make purchases using UnionPay cards has been one of the most requested features from our customers in China,” Eddy Cue, a senior executive at Apple said. Before the inclusion of UnionPay, Apple allowed users to make payments from an Apple account which needs to be topped up using a minimum value of 50 RMB ($8.16).
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