Apple Pay to launch in UK tomorrow, plus Apple reveals iCloud freebie for Greeks

HSBC has accidentally revealed on Twitter that Apple Pay will be coming to the UK on Tuesday July 14th.

After a customer tweeted the bank, asking when Apple Pay will be available in the UK, the firm said it will be ‘launching any day now’.

A second tweet, which has since been deleted, also said: “Yes! It’s due to launch this Tuesday! We are excited too.”

Although, HSBC has been quick to retract the statement, with a further tweet saying there is ‘no set launch date at the moment’.

The contactless payment service has already rolled out across the US, which allows iPhone 6 users to pay for products using their device.

Dan Wagner, CEO of Powa Technologies, said: "The launch of Apple Pay shows that consumer demand for mobile payments is rising and it will continue to rise. However, the platform has some constraints as it is only available to iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users and it relies on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

“What shoppers really want is a ubiquitous solution which allows them to buy products anywhere, at anytime, from a range of mediums, using any digital device.”

In other Apple news, the firm has revealed it will be giving Greek iCloud subscribers 30 days of free storage.

Apple informed customers of the news via an email, which said: “To prevent interruption in your iCloud service during the current fiscal crisis, and to make sure you have access to your content, we’ve extended your iCloud storage plan for an extra 30 days at no additional cost.” 

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