Stores will start accepting contactless payments through tap to pay on iPhones soon


The Tap to Pay iPhone feature has apparently been rolled out in Apple Stores across the United States. Consumers can pay using their contactless debit or credit cards, digital wallets, or their iPhones at Apple retail stores. It was announced by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman on Wednesday that the functionality has begun to appear in Apple Stores.

Apple iPhone customers will be able to finish their transactions by just holding their devices over the iPhone of the merchant, as Apple stated in February. When a transaction is complete, both parties receive an on-screen confirmation of the payment. Unlike Square’s digital payment method, this one does not necessitate the use of additional hardware or terminals. According to the company’s original press release, users must have an iPhone XS or newer to take advantage of the feature.

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Stripe is the first payment provider to offer this option to its business customers, and Apple is working with Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and other payment networks to make Tap to Pay smooth for their customers. In addition, the company will collaborate with app developers and payment processors to make this checkout option available to all iPhone and Apple Watch consumers.

The system can be used by businesses of any size, from small stand-alone vendors at the farmer’s market to major multi-national corporations. Tap to Pay for the iPhone will be made available to retailers across the country this year, though no specific date has been set.

CNET has contacted Apple for confirmation, but the company has not yet returned their call.

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