Apple Pay on the Web Starts Rolling Out Following iOS 10 Release

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iOS 10 includes support for Apple Pay on the web, allowing users to make purchases from websites using Apple's payment service and Touch ID fingerprint authentication. Now that iOS 10 is available to the public, websites have started rolling out support for the Apple Pay on the web feature.

Time Inc. today announced that its customers are now able to use Apple Pay to purchase subscriptions for its line of magazines, including Sports Illustrated, People, Entertainment Weekly, and Real Simple.

Last week, online retailer Wayfair announced support for Apple Pay on the web, giving shoppers an option to pay for furniture and home décor products through Apple Pay. Apple, of course, is accepting Apple Pay on its website too.


Backend payment services including Big Commerce, Shopify, Stripe, and Squarespace have all announced support for Apple Pay on the web, giving smaller merchants an easy way to accept Apple Pay payments for purchases.

In the coming weeks, we should see Apple Pay rolling out to many websites, giving customers an alternative to existing payment services like PayPal. With Apple Pay, purchases can be made with a single touch, and there's no need to enter credit card or shipping details. Apple Pay is also secure, keeping card numbers and other personal information out of the hands of vendors.

When macOS Sierra is released to the public next Tuesday, Apple Pay on the web will also be available on the Mac. As with Apple Pay on the iPhone, purchases will be authenticated through a connection with an iPhone 6 or later or an authenticated Apple Watch.

According to Apple, macOS Sierra's Apple Pay on the web feature will be available to all customers who have a Handoff-enabled Mac that is able to run the Sierra operating system.

On mobile devices, Apple Pay on the web is available on the iPhone 6 and later, the iPad Pro, the iPad Air 2, and the iPad mini 3 and later.

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I don't understand how this works. There's no Touch ID on my Macs (yet), so what happens, I try to buy something in the browser and it sends a notification to my iPhone? Then I Touch ID the phone and it notifies the website?
 
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I'm feeling this planned obsolescence is getting more aggressive with apple why not implement it on a 5s? they have a touch ID too?
 

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I don't understand how this works. There's no Touch ID on my Macs (yet), so what happens, I try to buy something in the browser and it sends a notification to my iPhone? Then I Touch ID the phone and it notifies the website?
Correct. Either your phone or watch.
 
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I don't understand how this works. There's no Touch ID on my Macs (yet), so what happens, I try to buy something in the browser and it sends a notification to my iPhone? Then I Touch ID the phone and it notifies the website?
Yes. Apple verifies that you have given biometric approval and you don't have to give your CC info to the site at all. Doubly secure.
 
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I just wish the rollout would be quicker worldwide. In the Czech Republic, contactless payments have been used for years as they are most of Europe, not sure if it's the legislation or just deals with banks.
When I was in Prague I used it twice. Both times the people were amazed that I paid with my phone. So it definitely works with US cards; I think it's the bank side of things that need to be worked out.
 

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Pay, pay, pay, buy, buy, buy. I can't blame apple for making money.


I guess money grows on trees.
 

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Pay, pay, pay, buy, buy, buy. I can't blame apple for making money.


I guess money grows on trees.
It isn't really about making money from Apple Pay itself - the revenue likely barely covers the R&D and infrastructure costs. It's more about the ecosystem, strengthening the case for buying and staying with Apple products. Same with iMessage, Apple Music, etc...
 

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tap a button and confirm with finger print on iphone - couldn't be any easier AND your actual credit card number isn't sent to the receiving store - all they get is a token!!!!!! Brick and mortar stores need to get on board FAST!!!!! Once again Apple shows everyone else how it's done!
 

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It isn't really about making money from Apple Pay itself - the revenue likely barely covers the R&D and infrastructure costs. It's more about the ecosystem, strengthening the case for buying and staying with Apple products. Same with iMessage, Apple Music, etc...
Oh i know. Yeah it is ecosystem. I'm just saying..all this different ways to buy stuff.
 

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I don't understand how this works. There's no Touch ID on my Macs (yet), so what happens, I try to buy something in the browser and it sends a notification to my iPhone? Then I Touch ID the phone and it notifies the website?
Remember, typing on tiny screens using emoji is the future. Supposedly no one shops on full-size PCs anymore. I haven't bought anything I exclusively looked at on my iPhone or iPad. I use ApplePay on my watch to pay for goods in person but buying something on the phone just seems crazy. How can you get the whole picture?

Once Touch ID comes to the Mac, I'll start using this.