Apple Pay to Support Bundled Purchases, Receives Redesign on macOS Ventura

Starting with iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9, Apple Pay will allow users to pay multiple merchants in a single transaction within supported apps. Apple says this feature will let users make a bundled purchase, such as a travel package with flights, a rental car, and a hotel room, all in a single Apple Pay payment sheet.

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Apple Pay has also received a redesign on macOS Ventura, with the payment sheet now looking similar to the one on iOS 15 and later.

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As we previously reported, Apple Pay on iOS 16 is also gaining detailed receipts and order tracking information for Apple Pay transactions in the Wallet app. In addition, a new Apple Pay Later option will let customers split a purchase into four equal payments over six weeks, with no interest or fees to pay, according to Apple.

iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9 are currently in beta for developers and will be released to all users in the fall.

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djcerla Avatar
9 months ago
I can’t even remember the last time I used a physical card. Apple Pay is this good.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ignatius345 Avatar
9 months ago
Cool. Now we just need a Wallet app for the Mac. I get that you can't go around paying for things with the Mac, but why not let people manage saved and look over transactions on the Mac? I don't see the downside, especially now that the Mac has good biometrics. I find it especially galling I can't really manage my Apple Card on my Mac.

(Venmo sucks at this too -- you can no longer do anything on their website and are forced to use a phone. It's so frustrating and dumb to be forced to use a tiny handheld device when you're sitting in front of a big screen and keyboard.)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rydawg96 Avatar
9 months ago
Would be nice if Hide my Email was supported in Apple Pay, that way I don’t have to go to Settings every time to make a new address.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
9 months ago

The payment method doesn't really matter in some cases.
Kroger, for instance, has conditioned me to always log in with my kroger phone/account number to get the best prices.

How I pay makes no difference, as they know what I bought every time as a result of the club card login.

Honestly I don't mind, as they send me relevant coupons and cash back cards -- and it gives discounts on gas (for our one remaining non EV)
For Kroger yes I don't mind either for the reasons you mention.

But it's more than just your purchase history. Your card number can tie you across stores for more valuable marketing data. Apple Pay hides the actual number specifically to protect against tracking.

Look back at about 2014 I think when this all started in earnest. Remember the Telco cartel's ISIS? Not as evil as the organization that took that same name (and of course the cartels rebranded and then abandoned the idea) but still evil because it was another attempt by the cartel to control people, this time by attempting to own payments.

Eventually everyone but the biggest corporations caved and now we can use Apple / Google pay everywhere except the places that are still trying to keep that control.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
9 months ago
Love seeing improvements coming to ApplePay. Hopefully adoption continues to rise.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
9 months ago

I wish that were the case here. Kroger is still a hold out. (Our closest Kroger still hasn't even updated to terminals that support NFC, though some have and just don't support it.) And gas pumps are hit and miss whether they have NFC readers.
Kroger, Walmart, Home Depot, and several other large companies have actively refused and will never support it. The first two have implemented their own QR based system. Home Depot just wants your phone number to spam you.

These companies will never support it because they want to mine the payment data for themselves.

This is America.
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