Apple Launches Tap to Pay on iPhone in Taiwan

Apple has announced the launch of Tap to Pay on iPhone in Taiwan, allowing independent sellers, small merchants, and large retailers in the country to use ‌iPhones‌ as a payment terminal.

Apple Tap to Pay on iPhone avail Taiwan payment
Introduced in February 2022, the feature allows compatible iPhones to accept payments via Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets, using only an ‌‌iPhone‌ - no additional hardware or credit card machine is required‌. Tap to Pay on ‌‌iPhone‌‌ uses NFC technology to securely authenticate the contactless payments.

China Trust Bank and TapPay are the initial payment platforms supporting Tap to Pay for their business customers (including major customers Taiwan Mobile and Taiwan Taxi Co). Taipei Fubon Bank will add support to its payment platform later in the year.

Tap to Pay on ‌‌iPhone‌‌ requires ‌‌iPhone‌‌ XS or newer models, and works for customers as any normal ‌‌Apple Pay‌‌ transaction would. Sellers just need to open up the app, register the sale, and present their ‌‌iPhone‌‌ to the buyer, who can then use an appropriate contactless payment method.

Tap to Pay on ‌iPhone‌ is available to over 700,000 additional businesses across the United States, and Apple Stores in the U.S. have also rolled out the feature. Taiwan is the second region to support Tap to Pay.

(Thanks, Lance!)

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iamgalt Avatar
14 months ago
Peppers, green beans, strawberries, and oranges. No apples in the photo? Slight oversight from the marketing department, lol. :p
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svish Avatar
14 months ago
Great to see it outside USA. Hopefully it expands to other countries.
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cnf1k Avatar
14 months ago
Well, as a Taiwanese, I notice that Taiwan has been emerging on newsletters quite often recently...

Back to this post... I am curious about why this feature is only available in the US and Taiwan for the moment?

I think what our people care about after so many years, is that you still cannot use your iPhone to pay for a Taipei Metro ticket. This is quite inconvenient?, especially if you take the Metro daily. Though I can understand that our government is probably reluctant to update the payment machines of the Metro... because it may cost a lot to upgrade all the payment machines (and do we need to spend this money? maybe I would rather buy some more Missiles to protect our homeland instead?)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jlwarlow Avatar
14 months ago
I'm surprised it's not available in the UK given the amount of traders I see using Square and Zettle devices - quite often waiting for the things to connect (un)successfully in busy markets; having tap to pay would really speed up the purchase experience for these merchants.
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Fred Zed Avatar
14 months ago
Currently residing in the UK. Everything is tap and go payment. Contactless. Works amazingly well with the iPhone.
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_Spinn_ Avatar
14 months ago
I look forward to being able to try this out someday.
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