Online Apple Store now accepts PayPal payments in US and UK

in General Discussion edited October 2019
Apple on Thursday updated its digital storefront to include PayPal as a valid method of making purchases, expanding customer options beyond credit and debit cards for the first time.

As seen in the screenshot above, U.S. and UK Online Apple Stores have activated PayPal as an accepted form of payment for hardware purchases. First spotted by Re/Code, the change grants PayPal access to America's second-largest online retailer, and sees Apple promoting the PayPal Credit payments method that lets customers pay off a purchase over 18 months with no interest.

PayPal transactions have been available in the iTunes Music Store, App Store and iBookstore, as well as various third-party in-app solutions, but Apple has never allowed the payments service access to its lucrative hardware storefront until today.

It appears PayPal functionality is currently limited to, as the Apple Store iOS app is not yet showing availability.

The two companies share a complicated relationship, especially after Apple announced direct PayPal competitor Apple Pay in September. Shortly after Apple Pay was unveiled, PayPal took advantage of a high-profile celebrity photo leak controversy involving iCloud as ammunition against Apple's mobile payments solution.

With Apple Pay, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners are able to conduct secure touchless transactions at a number of stores across the country. Perhaps more pressing an issue for PayPal is Apple Pay's online and in-app functionality, which some analysts see as a significant opportunity for Apple to disrupt PayPal's dominance in the sector.


  • Reply 1 of 15
    Do Bitcoin next!
  • Reply 2 of 15
    iOS Priceline is updated with support for Apple Pay. That is huge.
  • Reply 3 of 15

    re/code and apple insider has no clue what they are talking about, and i would appreciate it if they would explain this so called story.


    when you go to a paypal merchant and want to use paypal there is an option for bill me later.


    when you had to go to apple to buy something with bill me later, you had to select the financing tab, and that pay pal or bill me alter did not show up on the main payment tab, where visa and master card show up


    i was able to purchase a mac mini using Bill me later ( a PAYPAL company ) on october 28th 2014. i qualified for no interest and no payments for 6 months.  i made this purchase on


    the deal with paypal ( or bill me later ) at the time was that you couldn't use paypal for in store pickup of apple hardware , and all apple hardware had to be shipped to you. 


    if this is  "new" and i am putting quotes around new , then maybe this just means now we can use paypal / bill me later for in store pickups. but the article does not mention it. 


    this article is not entirely true and should be pulled


    as far as i am concerned, paypal, bill me later, and paypal credit are all the same thing

  • Reply 4 of 15
    Where is the applepay option?
  • Reply 5 of 15

    that was a screen shot from a web browser, and not an app. if you use the app then you can use applepay

  • Reply 6 of 15
    I've used BillMeLater (Now: PayPal Credit) to purchase from the Apple Store online in the past.
  • Reply 7 of 15

    yeah this article is bogus, all they did was move "paypal credit" from its hiding spot "Financing offers" to "debit/credit" and "monthly payments"

  • Reply 8 of 15

    Still, it means that Apple isn't pissed off at paypal anymore even though paypal directly attacked them.  I'm thinking that paypal gave Apple a deal or something.  

    Anyway, hows' that deal with samsung going, paypal?

  • Reply 9 of 15
    Do Bitcoin next!

    CurrentC sees their chance LOL
  • Reply 10 of 15
    Apple Canada: Why the hell do they keep doing this shit to us? We're still trying to figure out how to do in-store pickup.
  • Reply 11 of 15
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 4,056member
    Apple Canada: Why the hell do they keep doing this shit to us? We're still trying to figure out how to do in-store pickup.
    It sucks to live in Canada.
  • Reply 12 of 15
    ecatsecats Posts: 272member
    *throws paypal a bone*

    Now Paypal, don't f### it up.
  • Reply 13 of 15
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,377moderator
    Do Bitcoin next!

    And the option to pay in livestock and vegetables. Bitcoin is an asset not a currency.
  • Reply 14 of 15
    Marvin wrote: »
    And the option to pay in livestock and vegetables. Bitcoin is an asset not a currency.

    Bitcoin is taxed by the IRS as gold or stocks are (difference between initial investment and price at redemption), but used by adherents as a currency.
  • Reply 15 of 15

    Finally! I use paypal for everything else. :D

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