Octopus cards, launched in 1997, are Hong Kong’s most extensively used contactless smart cards. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

iPhone users of Hong Kong will be able to use Apple Pay instead of Octopus cards with launch of iOS 13 software

  • Octopus authorities say its users will be able to opt for Apple Pay from sometime ‘later this year’
  • Select Samsung phone owners already use a similar system
Topic |   Technology

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Octopus cards, launched in 1997, are Hong Kong’s most extensively used contactless smart cards. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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In China, mobile payment apps have practically been a way of life for the last three years. Photo: Alamy

Apple Pay, Alipay, WeChat Pay and PayMe put to the test – find out which digital wallet is best for you

  • People in China have fully embraced mobile payment apps in their daily lives, and a number have made their way across the world
  • We put to the test four of the most popular digital wallets available in Hong Kong
Topic |   Mobile payments

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In China, mobile payment apps have practically been a way of life for the last three years. Photo: Alamy
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