Apple is launching its Apple Pay mobile payments technology in the UK today, enabling people to pay for real-world goods and services using their iPhones and Apple Watch devices. Financial firms American Express, First Direct, HSBC, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Ulster Bank are on board from launch, with retailers including Boots,

Waitrose and Pret, and Transport for London supporting the rollout. But there’s also a music angle: concert-tickets app Dice is adding Apple Pay support in an update today. “A key part of Dice is making it the easiest and quickest way to buy concert tickets. We got it down to three taps but now with Apple Pay you can literally register and buy on Dice with your thumb,” co-founder Phil Hutcheon told Music Ally. “At first it’s a bit weird but afterwards you just can’t go back – it feels so slow typing in names and numbers.”

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