iPhone may soon support Octopus Cards in Hong Kong

iOS 13 may soon support Hong Kong's Octopus payment system.



Tech blog Ata Distance discovered the code snippet in Apple's online JSON-based Apple Pay pass identifier, which shows references to Octopus Card in iOS 13.

According to the site, the discovery also corresponds with specific references to Octopus on Apple Pay in the firmware. Octopus payment system commenced electronic payment solution when the company announced Smart Octopus for Samsung Pay in December 2017 but left iPhone users without support to Smart Octopus.


Today's finding should be good news for people who have been waiting to digitize their contactless payment cards with their iPhones, which should also support Apple's Express Transit mode to be used in MTR.

iOS 13 for iPhone is expected to be released in the fall in 2019.


Source: Ata Distance

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