Recode.com – Apple’s Home Shopping Network is expected to launch on Monday, but Apple is keeping mum about its exact launch timeline.
The network, codenamed the Apple Watch, is set to launch with new Apple Pay and Apple Music features.
It will be the first app-based payment solution to appear on the Apple ecosystem.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has been vocal about his desire for Apple to add an app-pay service to the Apple Store, something he reiterated to reporters in April.
Apple’s payment plans have yet to be finalized, but the company has been working on them since last summer, and Apple Pay has been featured in its App Store since January.
Apple has yet to officially announce the launch of the Home Shopping network, but a leaked slide from Apple’s upcoming WWDC event has the company preparing to unveil the new payment system for the first time at the company’s conference next week.
The slide, leaked on Tuesday, was part of a presentation for employees who were asked to share their ideas for the network’s future.
In it, Cook described the network as a “unique” experience for consumers, saying that “the experience we create for you, the people who live in the Apple Stores, will always be unique.”
Cook did not offer details about when or if the new network would launch, but said the network would not have a “one-time” rollout.
“I think it’s important for us to understand that Home Shopping is a service we’re making today,” Cook said.
“We don’t want it to feel like we’re launching something on a Friday or a Saturday.
We’re launching it today.
It’s a service that will have a lifetime of use and that will be a service you’ll use for the rest of your life.”
Cook said that the Home Network will be used by “a million different things.”
“If you go through the Home, it’ll tell you your favorite products, the most popular products,” he said.
Cook also teased that Apple Pay will work in Apple Stores.
“You can use Apple Pay in your home and your home in your store, and it will be seamless,” he added.
“It will be available in the App Store.
We’ll do that for you.
You won’t have to wait in line for your Apple Pay card.”
Apple Pay launched last year with Apple Pay cards in select cities, and the company also launched an online shopping portal called Apple Pay 2.0, which added Apple Pay functionality to its app store.
Apple Pay 2 inked partnerships with major retailers like Walmart and Nordstrom, allowing consumers to pay for items online, while Nordstrom offered customers an in-store credit for a $25 gift card.