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Apple Partners With American Express to Expand Apple Pay Globally

Apple is coming to Australia, Canada and other markets

Apple said it has partnered with American Express to bring its Apple Pay mobile payments service to global markets.

Chief Executive Tim Cook said the credit card company will bring the service to customers in Australia and Canada, then expand to Spain, Hong Kong and Singapore in 2016.

The service, which allows consumers to use their iPhones or Apple Watches to make purchases at stores, is growing by double digits, Cook said during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call.

Apple Pay is gaining acceptance at retailers around the U.S., with Starbucks, KFC and Chili’s among the most recent companies agreeing to offer it to their customers.

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