iOS 18 Enables You to Use Apple Pay With Chrome and More on Desktop

Apple this week previewed a new system that will allow iPhone users who update to iOS 18 to use Apple Pay in any desktop web browser, such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and others. The computer running the browser can even be a Windows PC.

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Any website that implements the latest version of Apple Pay will support this new system. When a customer checks out with Apple Pay in a desktop browser other than Safari, a code will appear on the screen that can be scanned in the Camera app on an iPhone running iOS 18 or later, allowing them to complete the purchase on the iPhone.

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Apple provided more details about this system in a WWDC 2024 coding session released today. It will take time for website developers to adopt the latest Apple Pay SDK, so this feature will not be widely available on the web right away.

Apple Pay on the desktop web was previously limited to Safari on a Mac, so this is a much-awaited expansion of the feature to more browsers and devices.

iOS 18 is currently in beta, and it should be widely released in September.

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Top Rated Comments

krspkbl Avatar
5 weeks ago
I'm quite happy to keep using Safari on Mac but if this is going to work on Firefox/Windows then I'll be so happy. 99% of my purchases are through Apple Pay. I hate having to type in my card on Windows PC. Let me use Apple Pay! :D
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ApAx Avatar
5 weeks ago

Anyone else think they’re opening up more and more to sell as not being a monopoly and hopefully have less eyes on them?
More like increasing number of transactions through Apple Pay since safari is a small slice of the browser pie.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mashdots Avatar
5 weeks ago
Honestly really cool. I use firefox so being able to use Apple Pay without having to open safari will be so much easier.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Saturn1217 Avatar
5 weeks ago
Does the password syncing also work in other browsers.

I'm really loving this if true. Apple traditionally has been so much about their ecosystem and not anyone else's that it made most of their services useless to me. But I'm glad to see they may be opening up a bit.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghostface147 Avatar
5 weeks ago
Anyone else think they’re opening up more and more to sell as not being a monopoly and hopefully have less eyes on them?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mystery hill Avatar
5 weeks ago

So does that mean Apple Pay will work on a Tesla using the web browser? Interesting...
Or a Samsung fridge.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)