You probably know how finicky Apple is when it comes to accepting credit and debit cards as payment options if you’ve had an Apple device for a while. Apple has now announced three new ways for Indian customers to pay for their iTunes and App Store purchases.
App Store and iTunes purchases can now be made through UPI, Rupay Cards, and Net Banking for the first time in India.
Apple has started accepting App Store/iTunes payments in India through UPI, Net Banking and RuPay cards now. pic.twitter.com/2a57Oak63X
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) July 30, 2021
Apple users can now add funds to Apple’s store using domestic and international payment methods, such as credit cards and debit cards, first noticed by Ishan Agarwal and reported by MacRumors.
The balance can also be used to pay for streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime and Apple’s own services like Apple Arcade and Apple One.
If you’ve never used a RuPay card, it facilitates real-time electronic payments at all banks and financial institutions in India, just like Visa or Mastercard and is launched in 2012. Meanwhile, the instant payment network UPI was established in 2016 and has seen massive growth in India, with players like PayTM, PhonePe, Google Pay, and more recently, WhatsApp dominating the space.