february apple Introduce click to paya new function that will enable Merchants can only accept payments with iPhones — which could cripple businesses like Square. Now, it turns out that Apple has tested the feature at its Apple Park visitor center in Cupertino.
A video tweeted by user @NTFTWT by Mike Rumors, showing the system in action, with customers making Apple Pay payments directly to Apple employees’ iPhones. They just need to touch their iPhone with another iPhone, without seeing the payment terminal.
As we detailed earlier, this technology requires an iPhone XS or later device. Sure, it works with Apple Pay, but will also support contactless credit and debit cards, third-party payment platforms, and other digital wallets. Stripe has detailed plans to offer Tap to Pay on iPhone to business customers in the spring, with other platforms and apps planned for later in 2022. Dutch processor Adyen will partner with Lightspeed Commerce, Newstore and other commerce platforms to help them pay with Tap.
Apple has promised future iOS betas to let developers know about Tap to Pay, but has yet to announce a date. Now, though, it appears to be up and running from Apple’s own offices, which could suggest it will soon be available in the US and around the world.
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