- Alipay app is the world’s first third-party payment app to launch this new feature to greatly optimize iPhone customers’ shopping experience.
- This new feature will also soon be available in the AlipayHK app for Hong Kong customers to enjoy the upgraded experience.
HANGZHOU, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Alipay today announced to launch a new feature for iPhone customers with the latest version of Alipay app to quickly add Alipay to their Apple ID and complete payment authorization one-stop within the app. Alipay app is the world’s first third-party payment app to launch this new feature to greatly optimize iPhone customers’ shopping experience.
Updating to iOS 16.4 and later, iPhone customers can search for “Apple” in the Alipay app to enter the “Apple Zone”, add Alipay to their Apple ID and complete the payment authorization. This feature is available for users who have yet linked Alipay as the Apple ID payment method and only takes 3 steps for users to get ready to pay for apps, games or in-app purchases, or subscribe to iCloud+ and Apple Music.
Users can manage their accounts from the “Apple Zone”, including setting monthly payment limits and checking up details of each purchase etc. In fact, the “Apple Zone” has become a go-to place for Apple customers to check out discounts every Friday, including red packets for shopping in the App Store and privileges offered by developers. This fast-binding process has further improved the shopping experience for Apple fans.
This new feature will also soon be available in the AlipayHK app for Hong Kong customers to enjoy the upgraded experience.
In the evolving digital era, Alipay has transformed from a trusted payment tool to an open platform for businesses, institutions, service providers, and other partners. Business partners in various industries utilize Alipay to offer consumers a safe and convenient payment experience. Through digital operations on the Alipay platform, business partners can communicate and provide various commercial and daily life digital services for their clients via Alipay mini programs, lifestyle accounts, and IoT, along with other tools available. Currently, there have been over 80 million businesses serving more than one billion consumers via Alipay’s open platform services.
The AlipayHK electronic wallet is operated by Alipay Financial Services (HK) Limited (Stored Value Facility Licence number: SVF0004) and regulated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Alipay Payment Services (HK) Limited is a joint venture established by Ant Group, a parent company of “Alipay”, and the CK Hutchison Holding Limited, a multinational conglomerate spanning over 50 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.alipayhk.com.
Currently, over 100,000 local retail outlets support the AlipayHK electronic wallet for payment, covering large chain stores, convenient stores, supermarkets, fresh markets, restaurants and others. Features of the AlipayHK electronic wallet include transportation, cross-border payment, P2P transfer, Lucky Money, blockchain remittance, bill payment, Quick Reward Coupon eShop and Taobao payments, purchase of insurance products offered by third parties, e-coupons, etc, making Hong Kong residents’ lives more convenient by integrating mobile payment into daily lives.