Apple recently seeded iOS 16 beta 4 to developers and beta testers. MacRumors’ contributor Steve Moser has discovered that the latest beta version includes support for Apple Pay on Edge and Chrome. Prior to his findings, other beta users shared on Reddit that the payment service is working on Firefox as well.
Apple Pay is a wireless payment service offered by the Cupertino tech giant. Integrated with the iOS Wallet app, the service allows iPhone and Apple Watch users to easily make payments via a single tap. Currently, Apple Pay works on Safari on iOS 15 and older versions to make online payments on the web, and now, it appears that the tech giant has expanded to third-party browsers.
Apple Pay users will be able to make online payments on third-party browsers on iOS 16
As announced at the WWDC 2022, the new iOS 16 update will release to the public in the fall with several new features and enhancements. The beta updates of the upcoming software build have revealed that it will also include new capabilities like support for Apple Pay on third-party browsers.
Moser shared screenshots of Apple’s checkout page on Edge and Chrome which have added a new “Continue with Apple Pay” option on iPhones running on iOS 16 beta 4.
Earlier, iOS 16 beta 2 users shared on Reddit that Apple Pay is available on Firefox.
However, the Moser and Reddit users have highlighted that Apple Pay compatibility on third-party browsers is limited to iOS and is not available on macOS.
This doesn’t work in Edge or Chrome on that latest macOS beta because I assume it requires the third party render engines to be updated where as Edge and Chrome on iOS use Safari’s render engine.
Maybe in the near future, the Cupertino tech company expands support for Apple Pay to third-party service providers and third-party browsers across devices because the EU Commission has officially charged Apple for “unfairly” restricting access of Apple Pay on iPhone to third-party payment service providers which a violation EU antitrust laws.