You can now use Apple Pay at CVS Pharmacy, Apple has announced. Tim Cook noted that support would be coming for the US-based drugstore chain as well as 7-Eleven in an investor call earlier this year. 7-Eleven made the transition in early September.
Strangely, as 9to5Mac notes, the stores have had the kinds of terminals that accept Apple Pay for a while, but they’ve just had the NFC functionality disabled. That’s because CVS and 7-Eleven were once on board with a rival payment system called CurrentC, which was developed by a consortium of merchants.
Today’s move leaves Target and Walmart — also early members of CurrentC — as the two biggest US retailers that don’t yet support Apple’s mobile payment technology in stores. Costco added Apple Pay support in August.