Apple Adds New Tap to Pay on iPhone Partner Prior to Launch

Apple in February announced an upcoming "Tap to Pay on iPhone" feature designed to allow compatible iPhones to accept payments through Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets, with no extra hardware required.

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When Apple first introduced Tap to Pay, Stripe was announced as the sole partner, but Apple this week expanded to include another partner, Adyen. Dutch payment processing company Adyen announced the partnership in a press release, and said that it is planning to work with Apple to offer Tap to Pay on ‌iPhone‌ for its U.S. customers later this year.

Adyen will work with enterprise customers and commerce platforms that include Lightspeed Commerce and NewStore, expanding the number of businesses that will be able to take advantage of Tap to Pay.

Tap to Pay on ‌iPhone‌ is set to compete against existing ‌iPhone‌ payment solutions for merchants such as Square. It will let small businesses accept NFC contactless payments through supported iOS apps with an ‌iPhone‌ XS or newer. When checking someone out, the merchant will ask the customer to hold their own ‌iPhone‌, Apple Watch, digital wallet, or contactless card up to the merchant's ‌iPhone‌ to complete a payment quickly and easily.

The new payment feature is set to debut in the United States later this year, and though Apple has not yet provided a concrete release date, that new partners are being added suggests we could see a launch in the not too distant future.

Top Rated Comments

JamieLannister Avatar
25 weeks ago
Makes prostitution jobs much easier. Instant payment and can report the taxes easily.

Let me tap to pay for that oral job I just had. Thanks ?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MauiPa Avatar
25 weeks ago
Samsung released an add mocking tap to pay, and in several weeks is announcing its own tap to pay. OK, I made that up, but it will probably happen
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zombierunner Avatar
25 weeks ago

Makes prostitution jobs much easier. Instant payment and can report the taxes easily.

Let me tap to pay for that oral job I just had. Thanks ?
Tap dat ass then tap to pay.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jeepdon Avatar
25 weeks ago

Tap to Pay on iPhone is set to compete against existing iPhone payment solutions for merchants such as Square.
Not... necessarily. Although Square provides NFC gizmos, there's no reason Square couldn't become a "Tap to Pay on iPhone" partner along with Stripe and others. Square's created tremendous value with their point of sale software; they're a lot more than just a "tap to pay" provider these days. "Tap to Pay on iPhone" isn't a "payment solution;" it's an enabling technology that payment solutions can use.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexandr Avatar
25 weeks ago

Makes prostitution jobs much easier. Instant payment and can report the taxes easily.

Let me tap to pay for that oral job I just had. Thanks ?
It also keeps tracks of transactions, which makes it easier to zero in on Covid and STDs.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jeepdon Avatar
25 weeks ago

Any word on if this will come to iPadOS and if so what devices?

I think this could be revolutionary for POS apps.
iPads don't have NFC hardware in them, do they? This isn't just a software trick, the device has to have NFC capabilities to begin with.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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