Earlier today CNN reported in an article titled "Apple Pay's double trouble" that some customers using Apple Pay were double charged. Mainstream media as well as tech blogs were quick to jump on the click-bandwagon with headlines such as "Apple Pay glitch makes some pay double" and "Apple Pay Fail: Some Bank Of America Customers Getting Double-Charged". After initially blaming Apple, Bank of America (the only bank involved) confirmed to Recode that the double charges were not the result of a glitch on Apple's part:
Bank of America is in the process of correcting a technical error that resulted in a subset of its customers getting charged twice when they attempted to use the new Apple Pay mobile payment service, according to a person familiar with the matter. The company expects to have a fix in place today for the problem, which happened between the bank and at least one payment network and did not involve Apple, this person added. Company spokeswoman Tara Burke told Re/code that the error affected about 1,000 Apple Pay transactions.
So it turns out that the issue was not an Apple Pay glitch. And the glitch only affected about 1,000 transactions. But hey, why let the facts get in the way of a good headline? Everyone knows that Apple + Sensational Statement = Clicks.