Just returned from one glorious week in the U.S. where I was united with my metal Apple Card and bought an Apple Watch and proceeded to use Apple Pay at registers everywhere. Double-click, wave, done! Never had to reach in my pocket or worry about cash.
In fact, for the entire week I never had more than $3 of cash on me (which was left over from a previous trip) and I managed to spend that down to just a few pennies. I never once got cash from an ATM. Almost every purchase took Apple Pay with the remaining few taking the physical card.
Now I’m back in Mexico and a bit melancholy since Apple Pay, somehow, still does not exist here. We will soon open a local bank account and so maybe I can use the bank’s debit card with Apple wallet and hopefully some alternative e-payment system at registers.