Apple has expanded the tests of its new service of payment no immediato, denominated Apple Pay Later, que viene traducirse como 'compra ahora, paga después', que ya pueden utilizar en Estados Unidos algunos empleados de la firma en su versión beta.
The company initiated the development of this feature in July 2021, when it planned to introduce this purchase format for all transactions of its mobile payment service, Apple Pay, according to Bloomberg analyst Mark Gurman.
However, The iPhone manufacturer officially presented this alternative in the framework of its conference for developers (WWDC) last year. Entonces, indicó que esta tool permitiría a los clientes dividir compras en cuatro pagos iguales durante seis semanas, sin intereses ni cargos adicionales.
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If the launch of this service was planned for September 2022, as part of the version of the operating system iOS 16, Gurman initially pointed out that Apple había hecho un cambio de planes por problemas técnicos. Entonces, he also pointed out that the company will run this service in a financial platform designed for internal tests.
Now, the analyst has commented that Apple has extended an internal test of Apple Pay Later to the employees —alrededor de 80.000—, from the different stores of the company located in the United States, which suggests that its official launch to more users will occur próximamente