After many Android phones have supported the NFC virtual bus card, Apple is also more and more concerned about this feature. Last year they opened Apple Pay bus payment function in a few cities such as Guangzhou. Today, another source said that Beijing and Shanghai The two cities will also support using the iPhone or Apple Watch for buses and subways.
The news came from 9to5mac, and developer Guilherme Rambo found keywords containing "Beijing bus Card" and "Shanghai bus Card" in the code of iOS 11.3 beta 4. Support for Shanghai bus payments, Apple plans to launch iOS 11. 3 and watch OS 4.3 this month.
Apple has previously launched Apple Pay services in Metro, Bus and other countries and regions in Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and other countries, but Apple and other Android phones have taken a completely different approach. Android mobile phone is used to simulate the bus card, which is the use of NFC chips to simulate bus cards, so users need to spend money, "do card", and then charged to this virtual card, the use of the process is relatively simple, the phone Calling the bus card after the gate will be automatically deducted.
However, Apple does not simulate the way the bus card, but directly with the Apple Pay bound bank card payment, as long as the binding of the bank card supports "UnionPay cloud flash payment" function on the line, so peace in the store with Apple Pay Like payment, users using Apple Pay bus, subway, then touch the gate with a mobile phone after the need to use Touch ID or Face ID to verify, and this is slightly more complicated.
Taking into account this feature can be for a large number of iPhone users exempt from carrying the bus card trouble, I believe after the line will still be favorable. It is worth mentioning that, last year, Apple Pay on the line in Guangzhou, but when the one-way relief of 1.8 yuan discount, do not know Beijing, Shanghai after the line is there?