Apple announced that its customers in Malaysia can now use Apple Pay with their iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac.
Merchants such as KFC, Maxis, Machines, McDonald’s, Mydin, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, U Mobile, Uniqlo, Village Grocer, and Watsons — and apps and websites including Shopee, Sephora, Atome, and Adidas — now offer customers the ability to pay with Apple Pay.
Every Apple Pay purchase is authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID, or a device passcode, as well as a one-time unique dynamic security code.
Credit and debit card numbers are not stored on device or on Apple servers; instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted, and securely stored in the Secure Element on the user’s device, and each transaction is authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code.
Apple does not retain transaction information that can be tied back to the customer. Transactions stay between the customer, the merchant or developer, and the bank or card issuer.
If a user’s iPhone is lost or stolen, they can use Find My iPhone to quickly locate, lock, or suspend payments from that device.
Customers with Visa and Mastercard cards from banks including AmBank, Maybank, and Standard Chartered Bank can now use Apple Pay, with American Express cards to be available with Apple Pay later this year.
Apple Pay is available in over 60 countries and regions, and works with more than 10,000 bank and network partners worldwide.
“We are delighted to bring Apple Pay to Malaysia, providing an easier, safer, and more secure way to pay with iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac. We think users will love the convenience and security of using Apple Pay.
Our customers in Malaysia will benefit from using Apple Pay with the support of the most popular banks, merchants, and our customers’ favourite apps.”
said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet.