Apple Pay by Starbucks

Jennifer Bailey, head of Apple Pay, announced that Starbucks, along with KFC and Chili´s, would roll out support for the mobile wallet in 2016. Starbucks’ mobile-payment system scans a barcode with payment and loyalty information in it, while Apple Pay depends on near-field communication technology, which requires a special terminal. With Starbucks most likely updating their payment terminals due to a nationwide shift toward chip cards, adding ones that also support Apple Pay makes sense.

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