China’s ride-hailing giant Didi is this week adding support for Apple Pay to its core personal mobility services — including Didi Premier, Didi Express, Didi Luxe and ofo, a partner station-less bike-rental service also powered by an app.
Apple Pay is the mobile payment system baked into iOS, which lets users authenticate payments with a fingerprint biometric (and soon via Face ID — Apple’s new facial biometric feature in the iPhone X).
Didi already supported other iOS features — such as ride-hailing by using Siri from within the Maps app, and via the Apple Watch.
It says it now supports payment through WeChat Pay, Alipay, Apple Pay, QQ Wallet, international credit cards and CMB OneNet Service for core services.
The erstwhile Uber rival — before it swallowed the competition (leaving Uber with a 5.89 equity stake in the merged entity) — has also today said that Didi Select, a second product operated by the Uber China division, has passed one million…