Apple’s release date announcement for Apple Pay in the U.K. just got spoiled by HSBC. Apple Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service by Apple that lets users make payments using the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch-compatible devices (iPhone 5 and later models), iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 3
HSBC U.K. accidentally tweeted on Sunday that Apple Pay will roll out across the pond on Tuesday July 14. The bank company immediately deleted the tweet, but 9to5Mac was able to take a screenshot of it.
The revealing tweet was in response to a user who asked if the service would be available this week. The bank then replied with, “Yes! It’s due to launch this Tuesday. We are excited too!”
After the original tweet was deleted, HSBC sent out a follow-up tweet saying the service didn’t have a set launch date yet.
@andythursby We are launching Apple Pay this month but have no set launch date at the moment.^LS
— HSBC UK Help (@HSBC_UK_Help) July 12, 2015
“We are launching Apple Pay this month but have no set launch date at the moment,” read the tweet.
Apple users in the U.K. already knew the service would roll out in July since it was announced at the World Wide Developers Conference. However, the company did not announce a specific date.
Apple Pay will be available for both iPhone 6 models and the Apple Watch. Stores supporting the service will include major banks, Boots, BP, McDonalds, Nando’s, Starbucks, the Post Office and public transportation including the underground, among another 250,000 locations.