The smartphone maker has announced it will launch a service in India in the coming months, which will offer payment options including cash and credit cards, as well as a range of online services.
The Indian government’s new payment app, which is not yet available in Apple Pay, allows consumers to accept or reject credit and debit cards, pay online using their bank accounts, pay for goods and services, or manage credit balances.
Apple Pay in the U.S. was launched in October and is currently available in select retailers in the United States.
While Apple Pay is available in India, Apple’s mobile payments service is currently limited to the country.
Apple has not announced plans to expand its payments service beyond the country, and it has yet to announce plans to launch in other emerging markets.
However, the company’s latest iOS update for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c introduced a feature called Pay Now, which lets users tap a debit or credit card to accept cash or credit.
“Apple Pay is coming to India soon, and we’re very excited about the opportunity to bring this innovative service to customers in the country,” said Rajeev Kapoor, chief operating officer of Apple Pay.
In the past, Apple Pay has been limited to select countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany, and only available in a handful of countries, such as India.