May 22, 2013
Making purchases in the Apple Online Store just got easier, at least in Germany. PayPal is now an available payment option there, with a worldwide rollout possible, according to German-based Macerkopf.de. PayPal, which is owned by eBay, is already accepted as a payment method in Apple’s iTunes and Mac App Stores. However, until now, that wasn’t possible at Apple.com. To use the new payment method, German customers will be redirected to the PayPal website. From there, they must enter their login and password before confirming the order. Apple hasn't confirmed that the PayPal payment method would extend to other online stores around the globe. However, we'd be surprise if it didn't. PayPal recently launched the PayPal Here for iPad app, which is the company's very own credit card processing service, and a direct competitor to the popular Square Register card reader. They also released a mobile SDK, which developers can use to make apps that offer seamless PayPal transactions. With it, users no longer have to leave the apps when paying with PayPal. Users also have the option to just click a PayPal button to scan a credit card using PayPal’s card.io technology. We'll keep you updated. See also: South Australia's First Apple Store To Open This Saturday, The Updated Apple Store App Features Shipment And Delivery Notifications, and Apple Pushes Father's Day iPad Sales In Updated Apple Online Store.