You don’t have to be a huge sports fan to appreciate Apple Pay’s potential for giving consumers convenience, ease of use and lower prices.
But you probably don’t want to be paying for your weddings, funerals or other big-ticket events via Apple Pay just yet.
To get around this, Apple has partnered with Axios to help make it as simple as possible for consumers to pay their way through a payment card.
In addition to Apple Pay, Axios reports that the company is also working with Visa and MasterCard to bring to market payment card payments that are less complicated than those already offered by major card issuers.
The first to launch is Axios’ Apple Pay app, which is designed to allow people to pay with credit cards or debit cards in a matter of seconds.
The app will support the Apple Pay payment standard, as well as any standard card that is compatible with Apple Pay.
That means users will be able to pay at restaurants, gas stations and grocery stores without having to enter their credit card details, and with no fees.
Axios says that this is the first time Apple has made this sort of payment option available to its customers.
While Apple has also announced a few other payments options that will soon make their way to Apple Watch, these will require more complicated processing and may require additional charges to use.
Axios says that the app will also work with Apple Watch smartwatches that use NFC technology to let users tap the watch screen to make a payment.
It’s also worth noting that Axios is working on Apple Pay for other Apple Watch models as well.
Axiomatix will also be rolling out its Apple Pay service to select customers later this month.
Axio notes that it is working with several retailers to bring Apple Pay payments to the retailer’s stores, with a full list of retailers available to consumers on Axiomakit.com.
We’ve reached out to Apple for comment and will update this article when we hear back.