At the moment Samsung Pay is pretty much only compatible with Samsung devices. However last we heard, Samsung was working on a Samsung Pay Mini app that would allow non-Samsung devices, such as other Android phones and iOS devices, to use the mobile payments service.
However it seems that Samsung’s plan to launch the service on iOS devices might have run into some issues. According to a report from ETNews, the Samsung Pay Mini app has apparently been rejected from being launched onto the iTunes App Store by Apple. It is unclear as to what the reason is for the rejection, but ETNews quoted a Samsung Electronics rep who said that they will not be reapplying and will instead focus on Android devices.
According to the rep, “After Apple rejected registration of Samsung Pay Mini onto its app store, we have decided to focus on Smartphones with Android OS.” While it is possible that the app did not meet Apple’s guidelines for app submission, some have speculated that the rejection could be due to Apple wanting to keep out competitors of its own Apple Pay platform.
We can’t say for sure if that’s the truth, but at the moment both Apple Pay and Samsung Pay are some of the more popular options in the market today, with Apple Pay reportedly adopted by 35% of merchants in the US.