It looks like we’ll soon be able to use Apple Pay in browsers from other software providers on iOS and iPadOS. Until now, you will only find the payment button for Apple’s payment service via the Safari browser. It doesn’t seem like the macOS versions of the browsers are covered.
That appears from a tweet from Steve Moser, a journalist who occasionally contributes to Apple news site MacRumors. In his tweet, he says that the Apple Pay button, which you use to make payments, can be found in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge on iOS 16. He assumes that “any third-party browser” is supported.
Apple Pay in andere browsers
The big question now is: will the button also appear in other browsers when you work on a Mac? Moser considers that chance small. The browsers on the iOS and iPadOS operating systems have in common that they run on the same rendering engine als Safari.
On the latest iOS 16 beta Apple Pay works in Edge, Chrome and I assume any third party browser. On iOS 15 Apple Pay only works in Safari. pic.twitter.com/x7zV5xCuiC
— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) July 30, 2022
Unfortunately, that is not the case on macOS, so Apple cannot guarantee a similar or equally secure environment. On the Mac, providers are allowed to use their own base. That is why it is not possible to say with certainty that Apple Pay will also work in the macOS versions of those browsers.
Safari no longer required?
This is the first time we see Apple offering the payment service button in other browsers. However, we cannot guarantee that the button will be available to everyone in the future. We are dealing with a beta and during such a period plans or ideas can still change.
Apple itself has not yet announced anything about this. In about a month and a half, Apple will officially launch iOS 16 and then we will know for sure if the button works in other browsers. The company may also offer the Apple Pay button at a later date; we’ll have to wait and see.
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