Apple has started accepting payments using Unified Payments Interface (UPI), net banking, and RuPay cards on the App Store and iTunes in India, as reported by MacRumors. RuPay and UPI, India’s domestic payment systems, launched in 2012 and 2016, respectively.
Customers in India can use their Apple ID balance to purchase apps, games, music, Apple TV Plus and Apple Arcade services, and more on the App store. Previously, the App Store allowed payments only via debit and credit cards. But now, with the acceptance of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and RuPay cards, Apple users in India can use the domestic payment systems to add funds to their Apple ID.
To set up the new payment system, users will need to open the Settings app on their Apple device and tap on their Apple ID. Then, they will need to go to the Payments & Shipping option, sign in, and finally tap on Add Payment Method, and then select their preferred payment method.