WWDC 2016: Apple Pay coming to online transactions this fall

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Date: Monday, June 13th, 2016, 12:28
Category: Apple Pay, News, retail, WWDC


Apple’s looking to bring Apple Pay to the Web.

Among the mucho announcements during the WWDC keynote, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, announced that the company will begin incorporating “Pay with Apple Pay” buttons. The new feature will be available when the latest version of macOS, Sierra, becomes available to Mac users this fall.

Federighi said the online “Apple Pay” button will require users to authenticate their identity from a TouchID device—iPhone or Apple Watch—to preserve the security of their transactions.

Since Apple Pay’s inception in October 2014, the technology has been confined to real-world brick-and-mortar locations, the method transferring over to purchases made from iOS apps. Today’s announcement pushes Apple Pay into broader competition with online payment services such as PayPal.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via Macworld

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