On Tuesday, Apple announced partnerships with American Express, MasterCard, and Visa for its new mobile payments service, Apple Pay. The lone holdout, Discover, could soon be making the jump too.
On Twitter, a Discover representative told a customer “We are in discussions with Apple to add Discover cards to Apple Pay in the future.” No timeframe was announced.
@AppleholicAnon Hi! no need to worry! We are in discussions with Apple to add Discover cards to Apple Pay in the future. *Kimber
— Discover (@Discover) September 9, 2014
Discover is the fourth-largest card issuer in the United States.
Apple Pay is a new NFC-based mobile payment service that arrives for U.S. customers in October. The service is exclusive to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It allows users to pay for purchases with a simple tap.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can be preordered beginning Sept. 12. They arrive in stores on Sept. 19.