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Apple has tons of cool features that can be accessed via their devices.

However, in South Africa, the iPhone is a popular smartphone, and its operating system –iOS – allows users to conduct an array of tasks. Which includes everything from navigating with Maps to messaging and calling friends with FaceTime using a data connection.

Many iOS features are not available in South Africa though, which many users probably did not know, and this includes Apple Pay.

Apple Pay allows users to load bank card and pay for items at a point of sale using their smartphone. It also allows users to store their loyalty cards which they can present to earn shopper points. Samsung, did, however, recently launched their Samsung Pay support in South Africa, offering a similar service to Samsung smartphone owners.

More cool features

Apple Pay is not the only Apple service that is not supported in South Africa. The list below features Apple services that's not supported locally.

Maps - Transit
Transit brings users public transit information for subways, buses, trains, and ferries. The Transit feature is customised for each city where it's available.

Maps – Nearby
You can use Nearby to search for things that are near your location, like food and entertainment.

Maps – Indoor Airports and Shopping Centres
Explore the inside of airports and shopping centres, and their layout, using Apple Maps.

Apple TV App
Browse content from over 100 video services on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.

Siri – Restaurants and Films
Make reservations and find out information about restaurants using Siri. Get film reviews, showtimes and information using Siri.

Apple Pay
Load bank cards and pay for items at a point of sale using your smartphone.

Apple News
Apple News provides the best coverage of current events, curated by editors and personalised for you.

iTunes – TV Programmes
Watch and download episodes of TV shows on your preferred device.

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