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Good news, iOS devotees: Apple is looking to make mobile payments a breeze with its forthcoming Apple Pay service.

Connecting a credit card will be as easy as snapping a picture of it with an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, according to a report today from 9to5Mac. Alternatively, one can simply enter credit-card information in a new Passbook & Apple Pay settings tab.

Apple Pay could launch as soon as next weekend, as VentureBeat reported yesterday, just one month after Apple first announced it. It poses competition to Google Wallet, the PayPal app, and other mobile-wallet options.

The Apple Pay service will display recent transactions for each card an iPhone 6 owner hooks up. The new service will also provide a link to the card’s relevant iOS app, as well as a button for contacting the bank. Apple also includes links to the terms and conditions and privacy policy for each bank.

The report also contains details about the process of returning products inside Apple Stores. An iPhone 6 owner must tap the device on an Apple Store employee’s EasyPay device. From there, the iPhone 6 owner’s transaction history comes up, according to the new report. Using a new Apple Pay Demo app, Apple Store employees can discern if issues reside in Apple hardware. If not, employees can direct device owners to their banks.

Via 9to5Mac

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