Apple will turn iPhones into payment centers: they will be able to accept contactless cards

Apple has confirmed the feature, which will accept payments from contactless credit and debit cards and other digital wallets on iPhone XS going forward. 

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Apple officially announced plans to introduce a new “ Tap to Pay ” feature that will allow compatible iPhones to accept payments via Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards and other digital wallets, without the need for hardware. additional.

The feature will launch in the US later this year and will allow merchants to accept contactless payments through compatible iOS apps.

The models that will accept this service range from the iPhone XS to the newest. There are older iPhones with NFC, but at least for now, the iPhone 6, 7 and 8 models aren’t on the supported list.

Your iPhone is your new POS

“‘ Tap to Pay ‘ on iPhone will give businesses a secure, private and easy way to accept contactless payments and unlock new payment experiences using the power, security and convenience of iPhone,” said the vice president of Apple Pay and Apple. Wallet, Jennifer Bailey.

Stripe will be the first payment platform to offer support to its business customers, including Shopify, with payment platforms and apps to follow later this year, according to Apple.

At checkout, the merchant will simply ask the customer to hold their own iPhone or Apple Watch, contactless debit or credit card, or other digital wallet near the merchant’s iPhone , and payment will be completed securely using NFC technology.

Apple Stores in the US will also roll out the feature later this year. It appears that the feature will be exclusive to the North American territory at launch, as no other countries or regions are mentioned in the announcement.