Apple Pay will reportedly support mobile e-commerce websites later this year

Igor Bonifacic

March 23, 2016 5:26pm

Apple plans to significantly expand the functionality of Apple Pay, the company’s mobile payments solution, later this year, according to new report from Recode.

Citing multiple unnamed sources, the publication’s Jason Del Ray says iOS users will soon be able to use Apple Pay to quickly and easily complete purchases on mobile e-commerce websites. The new feature will be available on any iOS device that includes Apple’s Touch ID tech, and will be accessed through the company’s Safari mobile web browser.

Apple reportedly plans to launch the added feature ahead of the holiday shopping season, though an announcement could come as soon as this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, which typically goes down in June. The report doesn’t mention if Apple plans to roll out this new feature globally, or if the company will first do a soft launch in the U.S. first before rolling it to other markets like Canada.

  • El Capitan Morgan

    Apple Pay – definitely a game changer.


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  • OttoVonBismarck

    LMAO until Apple Pay supports debit cards and VISA/Mastercard in Canada it’s going nowhere fast

    • Mawhayden

      Yeah I understand that our good old Canadian banks or doing everything to inhibit Apple Pay and Google payment services.

    • Mo Dabbas

      It’s all about the money to be honest. Once those gangs agree how they’re going to split the revenue then we’ll get the service. If they don’t we won’t see it.

    • Mr Dog

      Its gone the furthest any other mobile payment solution has and will support others eventually.

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      Gone the furthest? How so specifically in Canada?

    • Marc Palumbo

      I think he means a phone call was made and laughter may have been heard deep in the background.

    • It’s Me

      I think he might have meant aside from the solutions owned by the banks themselves. Like Android Pay or Samsung Pay.

    • Mo Dabbas

      I think mobile payments from banks has gone further than apple pay. At least in terms of the supported card type (as long as it’s with that bank it’ll work).

    • It’s Me

      Absolutely correct but only because the bank decide how far anyone else is allowed to go.

  • Marc Palumbo

    I truly dislike using biometrics to prove an identity let alone using it as a password. I’m the good ol’ fashioned password guy.

    • coolspot

      What’s wrong with biometrics? You’ll never forget it.

    • Marc Palumbo

      I dislike biometrics as a password. I find that a two step verification such as biometrics for username and a string of characters as a password is effective.

  • jay

    Apple pay is just joke same as all the other services that are USA only.

    • Tyrannosaur3464

      Anything made available for one single nation is a complete joke?