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    Apple Pay will launch on Saturday so consumers can start using their iPhones to pay at a number of retailers, according to reports.

    A memo leaked from Walgreen's told of the launch, MacRumors reported. Walgreens is part of the group of retailers that Apple announced would be taking the new Apple Pay system. Other retailers include Whole Foods, Staples and Macy's.

    Although Apple didn't comment on the story, the Cupertino, Calif. company touted the new service at a recent event for its iPhone 6. Users will be able to tap an iPhone 6 or use a fingerprint to pay by phone. Around 220,000 locations will work with the platform which is supposedly much more secure and private than previous incarnations, according to Apple.

    "Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you’re using Apple Pay in a store, restaurant or other merchant, cashiers will no longer see your name, credit card number or security code, helping to reduce the potential for fraud," Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services said in a statement at the event.