1. Rob Antoine's Avatar
    I just finished watching the new features for iOS and OS X. The closest they came to mentioning canada was when they pulled up the poutine recipe. No Apple Pay for Canada and not even the news app. What the heck Apple!!
    06-08-2015 11:00 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I just finished watching the new features for iOS and OS X. The closest they came to mentioning canada was when they pulled up the poutine recipe. No Apple Pay for Canada and not even the news app. What the heck Apple!!
    As has been in the past with Apple Pay...you can almost assuredly blame your countries banking entities for the delayed/postponed roll out of Apple Pay. The UK has just adopted the function...I have no doubt Canada will eventually get Apple Pay, but I have a pretty good idea that this decision is not in the hands of Apple themselves.

    As far as the News App, so far nobody has it yet, so don't be too quick to get upset about it...once it rolls out ANYWHERE, I'm sure there will be word of when Canada will get it, and if not, at least a reason why.
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    06-08-2015 11:25 PM
  3. sau124's Avatar
    Agree to SeanHRCC above - I don't think Apple has any control on how the banking works in Canada and there "might" be some changes required at that level + some regulations + some pricing models + Apple capacity + other resources to review before it is released to the public.

    + remember London transit (that might be a chunk of money directly and indirectly)

    Canada will get it eventually.
    06-09-2015 11:18 AM
  4. razza1987's Avatar
    Lol try being in Australia. We are almost the last to get anything on ANY device
    06-09-2015 01:06 PM
  5. solitude1984's Avatar
    I just finished watching the new features for iOS and OS X. The closest they came to mentioning canada was when they pulled up the poutine recipe. No Apple Pay for Canada and not even the news app. What the heck Apple!!
    Ya it sucks. We have the infrastructure for it, and I did hear previously that it was coming "soon" to Canada, so it must be the government delaying it.
    06-09-2015 06:46 PM
  6. chrisforpm's Avatar
    Ya it sucks. We have the infrastructure for it, and I did hear previously that it was coming "soon" to Canada, so it must be the government delaying it.
    Apple has to come to an agreement with the banks, not the government. There was some issues with security that the banks wanted addressed before implementing it. The rumour a month or so ago was the Apple Pay would launch in Canada sometime in the fall.
    06-09-2015 08:42 PM
  7. melbsteve's Avatar
    Lol try being in Australia. We are almost the last to get anything on ANY device
    this. Although I recently was under the impression Apple likes to test their ideas on us. We were amongst the first to get iTunes Radio. We do get the News app as one of three countries. Still annoyed about Apple Pay, it can't be that big a deal to bring it over here?
    06-09-2015 08:46 PM
  8. sau124's Avatar
    Lol try being in Australia. We are almost the last to get anything on ANY device
    Stop complaining - you are the first of the world to put your hands on all the device releases
    06-10-2015 09:09 AM
  9. iEd's Avatar
    I've read that Canada's banks are or have been stuck on fees and security issues.


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    06-10-2015 10:25 AM
  10. SprSynJn's Avatar
    What's a "Canada"?
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    06-10-2015 10:32 AM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Apple has to come to an agreement with the banks, not the government. There was some issues with security that the banks wanted addressed before implementing it. The rumour a month or so ago was the Apple Pay would launch in Canada sometime in the fall.
    You do realize that the government has a very large impact on these kinds of things too, right? It's not just the agreements with the banks...go read some of the articles about why the UK was so delayed in getting Apple Pay up and running there. And from what I understand, many of the same regulations affect Canadians as well. This is a conglomerate of things putting a delay on it's release, not any one in particular.
    06-10-2015 10:49 AM
  12. chrisforpm's Avatar
    You do realize that the government has a very large impact on these kinds of things too, right? It's not just the agreements with the banks...go read some of the articles about why the UK was so delayed in getting Apple Pay up and running there. And from what I understand, many of the same regulations affect Canadians as well. This is a conglomerate of things putting a delay on it's release, not any one in particular.
    I'm not blaming the banks completely, however in this case it doesn't appear govt regulation is the problem. Canadian banks have a lot of power and sway in this country, since our system is not as fragmented as say in the U.S.

    Here is a link to a great Globe and mail article explaining what issues the banks are working to resolve with Apple.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...service=mobile
    06-10-2015 03:38 PM
  13. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I'm sure there are some reasons were not privy to. If Apple could do more in Canada, I'm sure they would.
    06-10-2015 03:58 PM
  14. iwoodland's Avatar
    I'm in the UK! Apple pay....yea!!! 🇬🇧
    06-10-2015 04:16 PM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm not blaming the banks completely, however in this case it doesn't appear govt regulation is the problem. Canadian banks have a lot of power and sway in this country, since our system is not as fragmented as say in the U.S.

    Here is a link to a great Globe and mail article explaining what issues the banks are working to resolve with Apple.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...service=mobile
    Money securities are absolutely a function of the government and banks working in conjunction with each other...it's just the basic way consumers are protected from banks screwing them over since the purpose of the banks is money handling. In this article you can read that the hold ups are financial transaction security and privatized fees from the banks themselves. I'd venture a pretty healthy guess that the security side of that involves the appeasement of both the bank entities and the government branch tasked at overseeing such (in the U.S. it's called the FDIC).
    06-10-2015 05:25 PM
  16. chrisforpm's Avatar
    Money securities are absolutely a function of the government and banks working in conjunction with each other...it's just the basic way consumers are protected from banks screwing them over since the purpose of the banks is money handling. In this article you can read that the hold ups are financial transaction security and privatized fees from the banks themselves. I'd venture a pretty healthy guess that the security side of that involves the appeasement of both the bank entities and the government branch tasked at overseeing such (in the U.S. it's called the FDIC).
    Mobile payments aren't regulated by the Canadian federal government as of yet. They are planning regulation later this year but right now it's in the hands of the banks.
    06-10-2015 08:11 PM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Mobile payments aren't regulated by the Canadian federal government as of yet. They are planning regulation later this year but right now it's in the hands of the banks.
    And you don't think that planned regulation is relevant to the delay? Sounds like that could be one of the BIGGEST reasons why it's being delayed, but it's just not being represented as such. Do you honestly think it would take this long for the banks to figure out a "fee"? lol...
    06-10-2015 09:38 PM
  18. shief24's Avatar
    It's Canada man. Retail and shopping wise, we never get the best deals. It's just weird since nfc and paywave is just about anywhere in Canada. I'd love to have apple pay and leave my cards at home.
    06-10-2015 10:57 PM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Mobile payments aren't regulated by the Canadian federal government as of yet. They are planning regulation later this year but right now it's in the hands of the banks.
    Just looked it up...it seems the regulation (or "Code of Conduct") has already been implemented...

    Canadian government extends code of conduct to mobile payments | Mobile Payments Today
    06-10-2015 11:11 PM
  20. chrisforpm's Avatar
    It's Canada man. Retail and shopping wise, we never get the best deals. It's just weird since nfc and paywave is just about anywhere in Canada. I'd love to have apple pay and leave my cards at home.
    I've been using contactless payment for the last 6 months via debit card. The system is mostly in place and has been for awhile. Sadly Apple pay might be a few months away from coming online, if it ever does,
    06-10-2015 11:18 PM
  21. chrisforpm's Avatar
    Just looked it up...it seems the regulation (or "Code of Conduct") has already been implemented...

    Canadian government extends code of conduct to mobile payments | Mobile Payments Today
    You are absolutely correct, good article. This might be holding things up. However, maybe it's my Canadian way of thinking, that the banks seem to dictate policy in this country. That's what happens when you let 6 big players control over 90% and maybe more of the banking system.
    06-10-2015 11:20 PM
  22. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Here's what is happening in Canada, above and beyond the regulatory changes:
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...ticle24004338/

    Cartel behaviour.
    06-11-2015 10:02 AM
  23. shief24's Avatar
    I've been using contactless payment for the last 6 months via debit card. The system is mostly in place and has been for awhile. Sadly Apple pay might be a few months away from coming online, if it ever does,
    I think we're saying the same thing.
    06-14-2015 10:56 PM
  24. Reparkable's Avatar
    No Apple Pay for Canada and not even the news app. What the heck Apple!!
    I live in Vancouver and created a US account. It's awesome. I get all the normal Canadian apps and use my US account to get the other apps not available here. Ie Facebooks Paper app. I'll get the News app the day it's released
    06-15-2015 01:40 AM
  25. razza1987's Avatar
    this. Although I recently was under the impression Apple likes to test their ideas on us. We were amongst the first to get iTunes Radio. We do get the News app as one of three countries. Still annoyed about Apple Pay, it can't be that big a deal to bring it over here?
    That was hilarious when I was watching the keynote. They announced how the new maps features were only coming out in select cities mostly in America. Then they announced that Apple pay was coming out in the UK. I posted on my twitter account going why does apple only care about their American customers and how Australia is always forgotten about then the very next thing announced was the news thing that was gonna be launching in Australia. I laughed SO hard and posted on Twitter going "hahahaha they heard me"
    vsnlweb likes this.
    06-20-2015 09:14 PM
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