There appears to be some confusion about Apple Pay now that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has released iOS 8.1. The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 do support Apple Pay, however they do not support in-store purchases. Only the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch when paired with an iPhone 5 or later can make in-store payments. Neither the iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 ship with the Near Field Communication antenna that is required to utilize the Apple Pay readers pertaining to more than 220,000 retail locations.
iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 owners will be able to use Apple Pay and Touch ID to make online and in-app purchases when they start shipping later on today. For example, you will certainly now be able to spend for things within an app, like the Apple Store, by simply placing your figder on your Touch ID. This eliminates the need to enter your App Store password whenever you wish to make an in-app purchase.
Setting up Apple Pay on your iPad is as easy as going to the Passbook & Apple Pay panel in the Settings app and choosing the ‘Include Credit or Debit Card’ alternative. You can then utilize the camera on your iPad to enter your charge card info or type it in manually.
Apple assures that Apple Pay is safe to make use of considering that it does not share your credit card details with merchants or establishment it on their servers. Apple Pay works with all the major credit card business and top banks such as Bank of America.