Apple rolls out Tap to Pay on iPhone support to Taiwan, marking first expansion outside the US
Apple has today announced that Tap to Pay on iPhone support is expanding to users in Taiwan, marking the first time that Apple has expanded the service beyond the US.
Apple announced its new “Tap to Pay on iPhone” feature in February last year. The feature theoretically turns 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 of their iPhone.
Beginning today, China Trust Bank and TapPay will be the first payment platform to provide support for Tap to Pay on iPhone, with Taipei Fubon Bank joining later this year.
When a business presents their iPhone to a customer for a contactless payment, the customer’s payment will be securely completed using NFC technology. No additional hardware is needed to accept contactless payments through Tap to Pay on iPhone, so businesses can accept payments from wherever they do business.
Today’s rollout marks the first time that Apple has expanded the service outside of the US.