Apple Pay Faces First Stress Test On Black Friday 2014

Posted: Oct 7 2014, 4:56am CDT | by , in News | Black Friday


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Apple Pay Faces first Stress Test on Black Friday 2014

Black Friday 2014 will be first big shopping day the new Apple Pay system will have to survive.

Apple Pay is coming in October. The Apple Pay functionality will be part of the iOS 8.1 release rumored for Oct. 20th release. This means Apple will have about one month to make sure it is running smoothly before the first big shopping day of the Holiday season. Black Friday 2014 in-store sales will actually already start Thanksgiving Day. Some stores will already open Thanksgiving Day morning. These stores will be open for about 36 hours for Black Friday.

While the big Black Friday stores like Walmart and Best Buy. Macy's though has announced to support the Apple Pay system. The list of stores include Bloomingdales, ToysRUs, Sephora, petco, Nike, Walgreens, Duane Reade, Staples, Disney Store and of course Apple Stores. The Apple Black Friday Sale is very popular despite the small discounts. It could be an advantage on Black Friday to pay with the iPhone 6 to save time in the register queue.

The load on the Apple Pay system will though be limited as only iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users will be able to use Apple Pay terminals in stores. It also is not clear yet how many Apple Pay terminals will be rolled out in time of Black Friday. According to Apple 220,000 stores will accept Apple Pay.

When is Black Friday 2014? Black Friday 2014 is on November 28th.
Again Black Friday retailers will have a whole month to market Black Friday 2014 deals. We will  bring you extensive news, ads, deals and reviews of all what Black Friday 2014 has to offer and will guide you to the hottest bargains like we did in the past years.

The Black Friday sales event is bigger than ever and extends into the steadily growing Cyber Monday sales event. Cyber Monday 2014 will be on December 1, 2014.

Check out the lists of the best Black Friday 2013 Deals the best Cyber Monday 2013 Deals, to set your exceptions to which deals you can expect this year. It is not clear yet if we will see any new hot product trends for 2014. So far it looks like we will again focus on TVs, Tablets and smartphones. Last year the new Xbox One and PS4 did not play a role in Black Friday sales. That will change this year. We will see great Sony PS4 Black Friday 2014 deals and Xbox One Black Friday 2014 Deals.

Check out Black Friday 2014 Countdown to find out how many days are left to wait until Black Friday 2014. New to Black Friday? Check out this in-depth report on the history and secrets of Black Friday.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
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