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Apple Pay ads have started circulating in South Korea, apparently indicating that Apple's mobile payment platform will be available for use on November 30th.
A tweeted photo of what looks like inside a taxi taken by “@Tommyboiiiiii” on Tuesday shows a subtle advertisement for Apple Pay. The announcement lists the date as November 30, as well as the Hyundai Card.
If true, this would mean that Apple's iPhone-centric mobile payment system will be launched in the country in the very near future.
Apple Pay. South Korea. Confirmed. pic.twitter.com/jnDSSpLHcv
— Tommy Boy (@Tommyboiiiiii), November 29, 2022
This isn't the only sign that Apple Pay is coming soon. On November 23, the Financial Supervisory Service confirmed that it was considering a clause to launch Apple Pay submitted by Hyundai Card.
It was also reported in September that Apple was in the final stages of negotiations with Hyundai Card to open the service in South Korea by the end of 2022. Hyundai Card is believed to have a year of Apple Pay exclusivity in the country, with other financial services likely to add support in late 2023.
In September, Apple also made changes to its terms of service in Korea, adding that users can use Apple Pay to make payments. to the cards stored in their wallet.