For some iPhone owners, the days of scrounging quarters to pay for laundry, snacks or parking may be over. USA Technologies, a company that makes vending machines, parking meters, laundromats and other self-service kiosks, announced Tuesday it would be adding support for Apple Pay to 200,000 of its appliances. The new Apple Pay-supported kiosks will roll out to thousands of locations around the country.
“USA Technologies has always sought to provide convenience, security and an easy way to pay for consumers who are less and less likely to carry cash,” CEO Stephen Herbert said in a statement. “We recognized early on the potential for mobile payment, and promoted the technology to ensure our customers were ready for this shift to occur.”
The expansion comes as Apple looks to ramp up adoption of its mobile payments system. Since launching with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last year, Apple’s payments platform has rapidly expanded to support hundreds of banks and brick-and-mortar retailers.
During an earnings call with analysts and media Tuesday, Apple CEO Time Cook said that Apple Pay accounted for more than $2 of every $3 spent on contactless payments in the U.S. Read more…