Apple has started accepting PayPal payments in some of its online stores, marking a reconciliation of sorts between the two companies.
Customers shopping at Apple.com in the UK and US can now pay for their purchases via PayPal, when the option was previously only available on iTunes and Apple’s App Store. PayPal is not yet available on the Apple Store app, and the company has yet to mention whether it will be added in the future.
Apple will also promote PayPal credit payments methods, allowing its customers to pay for more expensive items – those over $250 – with monthly payments over 18 months with no interest.
PayPal verbally attacked Apple during September’s iCloud breach, possibly prompted by the announcement of Apple Pay’s competing service. The two companies initially planned to partner for Apple Pay, but the deal was swept off the table after PayPal mae a deal with Samsung to accept payments authorized using Samsung’s Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor.
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