TikTok prankster shows why 'apple pay' is a lot different than Apple Pay

A TikTok user is dumbfounding Starbucks

baristas, convenience store clerks and plenty of

social media users with his new “payment method".

The prankster, who goes by Veera on social media,

has shared several videos (all filmed pre-quarantine)

of him interacting with completely baffled cashiers.

Ultimately, the stunt comes down to two

simple words: “apple pay." The TikToker takes

those words extremely literally though.

Instead of paying with the tech

company’s convenient, phone or watch-

enabled app, Veera uses a literal apple.

It’s a simple but elegant trick. In his most recent

video, the TikToker stuffs his phone — with

Apple Pay already loaded — under his sleeve.

Then, he walks into a convenience

store and picks out his snacks.

As he approaches the register, he’s holding nothing

but an apple, which he then uses to “pay” for his items by

swiping his hidden phone over the store’s Apple Pay reader.

“I ACTUALLY PAID WITH APPLES,”

Veera captioned the video.

Social media users seemed equally

impressed by the stunt, calling it

“creative,” “magic” and “hella smart".

“People that don’t pay with apples

are clowns,” one commenter joked

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