Apple Pay may come to third-party web browsers, but these conditions will apply
Moser has also shared some screenshots showing the ‘Continue with Apple Pay’ option while completing a payment on Apple’s checkout page using the Microsoft Edge web browser. For those who don’t know, so far Apple Pay only works with Safari on the web.
Sharing a screenshot, he mentions: “On the latest iOS 16 beta, Apple Pay works on Edge, Chrome, and I assume any third-party browser. On iOS 15, Apple Pay only works in 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… https://t.co/gTuCefyLqo
– Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) 1659139906000
The important thing to do is that Moser didn’t mention Firefox in his tweet. However, a previous Reddit user reported Apple Pay compatibility with Mozilla Firefox while running the iOS 16 beta 2 update. The same was also reported by another user running iOS 16 beta. 3. So it’s safe to say that Apple has finally brought Apple Pay support to third-party web browsers.
Moser has also confirmed that Apple Pay doesn’t work on Edge and Chrome in the latest macOS beta update. In a follow-up tweet, he said, “This doesn’t work in Edge or Chrome on the latest macOS beta as I assume it requires third-party rendering engines to be updated while Edge and Chrome on iOS uses Safari’s rendering engine.”
According to Moser, this feature is not available in the latest macOS beta because browsers on macOS are free to use their own rendering engine. While, on iOS, Apple restricts developers from using their own WebKit for web browsing. So it’s possible that Apple doesn’t extend Apple Pay support to third-party web browsers on Macs.
However, the sudden change is not only because Apple has changed hearts. The reason may be related to European Unionplans to punish anti-competitive practices by big tech companies. The Digital Markets Act is set to go into effect starting Spring 2023, which will bring in some new guidelines on major companies like Apple, Meta and Google, aimed at boosting competition. with smaller units.
Incidentally, the introduction of Apple Pay to third-party browsers on phones doesn’t make a difference for Iphone users in India because the payment service is not available in this country.