Apple has made an exciting announcement, revealing that Tap to Pay will soon be accessible on iPhones in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Independent vendors, small businesses, and major shops can now use their iPhones as payment terminals thanks to Apple’s recent announcement that Tap to Pay will be available on iPhones in the United Kingdom and the United States. Introduced in February 2022, this feature enables compatible iPhones to collect payments via a variety of methods, including Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets, doing away with the need for additional hardware or credit card machines.
NFC technology is used by the iPhone’s Tap to Pay feature to securely authenticate contactless payments. The feature also accepts PIN entry, giving users accessibility choices. Revolut and Tyl by NatWest were the first payment systems in the UK to offer Tap to Pay on iPhone to their business customers. Other platforms like Adyen, Dojo, myPOS, Stripe, SumUp, Viva Wallet, Worldline, and Zettle by PayPal aim to follow soon. Additionally, in the upcoming weeks, AppleStore locations all over the UK will provide Tap to Pay on iPhone.
At the most recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple also disclosed intentions to introduce Tap to Pay on the iPhone in the US this month. This will make it possible for small businesses and independent vendors in the US to use their iPhones as payment terminals. The functionality will work with iPhone XS or newer models and operate similarly to any other Apple Pay transaction, supporting payments through Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets.
To make it easier for Tap to Pay to be implemented on iPhones, Apple worked with a number of partners, including Square, Stripe, GoDaddy, Chase, and more. Before being introduced to Apple retail stores last month, the feature was tested in the Apple Park Visitor Center.