Apple adds new ‘Tap to Pay on iPhone’ API framework with second developer beta of iOS 15.4
After announcing “Tap to Pay” earlier today, a new feature coming this year that will allow businesses to accept contactless payments using an iPhone without any additional hardware, Apple has included new APIs in the latest developer beta of iOS 15.4 to support the feature, which will be available in the US in the coming months.
“Tap to Pay” will theoretically turn the iPhone into a payment terminal, with businesses able to accept Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets through a simple tap to their iPhone — no additional hardware or payment terminal needed.
The feature will be available for payment platforms and app developers to integrate into their iOS apps and offer as a payment option to their business customers. Stripe will be the first payment platform to offer “Tap to Pay on iPhone” to their business customers, including the Shopify Point of Sale app this spring.
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Apple released the first developer beta of iOS 15.4 two weeks ago, enabling Universal Control with the macOS Monterey 12.3 beta, 37 new emoji characters, a new feature that makes it possible for users to unlock their iPhone while wearing a face mask without having to authenticate with an Apple Watch, and more.