Apple Pay is struggling in China

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Yesterday was the day Apple Pay finally landed in China. The new payment service that allows users in the country carry out small transactions through the mobile's NFC chip. Apple is relying on the infrastructure that UnionPay has throughout the country to be able to offer this new form of payment, without having to make an investment that would have cost it time and money. The first problems that the country's citizens are experiencing have to do with adding their cards to the digital payment service. Every time a user tries to add a new card, the application informs you of an error when establishing communication with the service. Apparently Apple has not taken into account the pull that this new technology would have in the country, and has been overwhelmed by demand, causing the majority of dedicated servers to be completely collapsed. Apple has failed to foresee the high demand among users and may have looked at the numbers in the United States when it launched the service to get an idea. But in China there are 5 times more inhabitants than in the United States.

Apple has stated that it is trying to fix the problems as soon as possible, so throughout the day the service should work without problems so that citizens can add their cards to the application. Apple Pay takes on the almighty AliPay and WeChat Paymenet, two platforms that allow users to make payments in establishments through an application, but Apple's intention, or to call it somehow, Apple's mission is to try to convince all those users of these services of the security that Apple Pay offers them and that they will not find in the other services.


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