Walgreens memo leak hints Apple Pay could launch October 18 on iPhone 6

A Walgreens internal memo, published by MacRumors, indicates to all Walgreens employees to prepare for the launch of Apple Pay, the payment system with NFC technology that will allow all owners of an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to make payments for their purchases with their smartphones.


The memo notes that Apple Pay is “easy, secure and ensures their privacy,” and customers will “only need to tap their iPhone 6 to the upper portion of the pinpad to pay for their purchase.”

It’s unclear if Apple will release the mobile payment system on Saturday, October 18, or if it represents a Walgreens rollout.

Apple Pay supports all credit and debit cards from Visa, American Express and Mastercard.

Apple is also rumored to unveil its new iPad lineup on October 16.