In a very short time, Apple Pay has already surpasses the rest of the mobile payments system providers, in terms of stores that are ready to accept Apple Pay. Recently, however, some retailers have been turning Apple Pay functionality off, due to having their own competing mobile payment systems in the works. So which ones officially accept Apple Pay and which are not likely to?
This comprehensive list from WonderHowTo is an excellent one that is constantly being updated with new information.
It includes the stores that have confirmed disabling NFC card readers to stop Apple Pay use (Best Buy, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, and Hyvee), the ones that have promised to accept Apple Pay (Sephora, Staples, Walt Disney World, and others), and the ones that accept it right now, in stores and online.
The latter lists are longer and include popular retailers and food joints, such as BJ's Wholesale Club, Foot Locker, Macy's, McDonald's, Panera Bread, and Subway.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out and if Apple will be able to convince the other companies to set up Apple Pay. Without it working in just about every retail location, it's a tough sell getting us all to ditch our wallets and credit cards.