Apple Pay Coming to Mobile Websites This Year: Re/code

Apple Pay looks to be expanding beyond apps, as sources tell Re/code the mobile payment is going to reach mobile websites later this year:

Apple has been telling potential partners that its payment service, which lets shoppers complete a purchase on mobile apps with their fingerprint rather than by entering credit card details, is expanding to websites later this year, multiple sources told Re/code.

The service will be available to shoppers using the Safari browser on models of iPhones and iPads that possess Apple’s TouchID fingerprint technology, these people said. Apple has also considered making the service available on Apple laptops and desktops, too, though it’s not clear if the company will launch that capability.

Sources claim Apple is informing its potential partners of a launch schedule before this year’s holiday shopping season. We may hear news of this at WWDC, but the schedule could change (of course).

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There’s nothing worse than checking out on a mobile website. While you can still access credit card credentials through apps like 1Password or even iCloud Keychain, it’s still a tedious process. With Apple Pay, all you’d need is your fingerprint to authorize Touch ID, to make a purchase. The service would essentially compete against the likes of PayPal, which remains a popular online payment source.

While the expansion of Apple Pay to websites sounds fantastic, Canadians are still waiting for the mobile wallet to support Visa and MasterCard with our major banks, instead of just American Express. While we’ve seen some hints expanded support is forthcoming, we continue to wait. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for WWDC.

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  • KS

    “…In the USA”

  • Am I the only one who is sick of fking waiting for apple pay to work in Canada with my own credit card and bank account, we shouldnt have to wait for WWDC it should be here now! Banks whining about fee’s and a whole bunch of other BS, how’s about suck it the fk up because you dont mind charging us a monthly fee for us to have you to hold our own money in your banks. UUUGGGHHH!

  • KIII

    The injection of an upgraded “5s” along with upcoming changes in interac payment processing could point to just another week or two left. You are right though it has been garbage having to wait this long.

  • I never watched the keynote, did they mention anything about apple pay in canada?

  • KIII

    Nah man, this is all IPHONEINCANADA.CA! 😉 BTW “shhhhh, or the trump will get

  • KIII

    I think there might have been a brief graphic put up of all countries accepting AP now that showed Canada but don’t recall it being detailed, it could have been just in reference of what “has happened so far”..
    Anyway not much longer and we can all throw our hands in the air and pay for things like we just don’t care!

  • lol i just want to see those who dont know about this stuff be confused when i pay with apple pay and watch them trying to figure out how i did it haha

  • erth

    still pissed off. i am thinking of changing to android. or moving to the usa. canada just seems to not want to do anything, but tax us to death. how about embracing technology for once…

  • We’re going to build a wall, and it’s going to be really, really beautiful. Btw–it just got ten feet higher.