Whole Foods is among the companies supporting it
Apple Pay’s new loyalty rewards program got some attention at this week’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, but not so fast: It’s expected to take months for the rollout.
The technology required to get customers their points could take a while to implement, 9to5Mac reports. Makers of the terminals that are used to support Apple Pay will first need to enable the new function, which may be a lengthy process. The new feature is expected to roll out starting in the fall.
Point-of-Sale device maker Verifone said it would be the first to allow the Apple Pay loyalty rewards system to function on its terminals. Vin D’Agostino, Verifone’s executive vice president of commerce enablement, said in a statement:
9to5Mac also reported that six retailers will be offering the Apple Pay rewards programs first: Dunkin’ Donuts, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Panera, Wegman’s and Whole Foods.