With a large number of already well-established retailers and credit card providers on board, Apple Pay’s future in the USA looks particularly promising. However, in other countries around the world where Apple isn't necessarily the technological leader, techies aren’t debating how Apple Pay could revolutionize the shopping experience; rather, they’re asking whether or not it will succeed at all.
China has seen it’s fair share of disputes and conflicts related to contactless payments. China Mobile is now focusing on the deployment of NFC technology on SIM cards similar to the plan of China’s second largest mobile operator - China Unicom. Both operators are among the 45 mobile operators worldwide who agreed to work together on the development of a SIM based NFC solution.