Apple Pay UK Launch Confirmed for Tomorrow (July 14th) by HSBC Rogue Tweet

By Gerald Lynch on at

We've had to wait a little longer than our pals over the pond, but the Apple Pay UK launch has now seemingly been confirmed by an over-eager rogue tweeter from HSBC.

In a tweet (that has since hastily been deleted), the @HSBC_UK account, replying to questions about the contactless payment service, stated that "Yes! It’s due to launch this Tuesday! We are excited too." That Tuesday in question would be tomorrow, July 14th.

Related: Apple Pay UK Launch Guide: How It Works, How to Get It, Which Shops and Banks Support It

HSBC has since gone back on its tweet, stating that "there is no set date for launch", but the cat's out of the bag. Retailers have also been spotted putting up signs showing that they will be supporting Apple Pay at point-of-sale. All major UK banks, aside from Barclays, should be ready to support the system by tomorrow's launch.

Compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, there will apparently be no need for a software update when Apple Pay launches tomorrow, with the dormant settings already sitting in the latest version of iOS and the Apple hardware. Apple merely needs to flip the switch to "on" in the UK and users will be able to add cards within the Settings app. For more on the UK launch, check out our full Apple Pay launch guide.