More point-of-sales terminals began to accept NFC-based payment apps. In 2019, Apple will represent 47.3% of proximity mobile payment users. Starbucks will represent 39.4% of proximity mobile payment users.
The point-of-sale terminal upgrade has given Apple Pay a boost, but also is giving Google Pay and Samsung Pay a lift. Those two payment systems are splitting the Android market, said eMarketer with Google Pay leading Samsung Pay by a little more than 2 million users.
Overall, proximity mobile payments will be a $100 billion market in the US with 64 million users.