See Apple Pay Put to the Test at McDonald's

Just how easy is it to use Apple's new mobile wallet?

ByALYSSA NEWCOMB
October 20, 2014, 5:06 PM
PHOTO: Apple Pay is demonstrated at Apple headquarters on Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.
Apple Pay is demonstrated at Apple headquarters on Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo

— -- Apple Pay made its debut today and has so far lived up to the hype as a potential credit card killer.

The biggest obstacle: It seemed not every employee at the stores that ABC News visited knew about the product. When I visited a New York City McDonald's restaurant, my query about Apple Pay was mistaken by the cashier, who thought I wanted to order an Apple Pie.

A manager quickly overheard and pointed to the contactless reader, where a quick Apple Pay transaction could be made.

With his finger on the Touch ID, my colleague held his iPhone 6 Plus near the reader and said he felt a slight vibration in his hand as a check mark signifying the transaction was successful quickly appeared on his phone screen.

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