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iOS 18 includes a handful of enhancements to the Wallet app on the iPhone, with new features for Apple Pay, Apple Cash, event tickets, and more.

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Below, we outline everything new for the Wallet app on iOS 18, based on information from Apple's press release and a WWDC 2024 coding session.

Redesigned Event Tickets

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Event tickets have an all-new design in the Wallet app on iOS 18, complete with relevant info like a map of the stadium and other venues, local weather forecasts, recommended Apple Music playlists for concerts, and more.

Event Tickets as Live Activities

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Event tickets now work with the Live Activities feature, so you can view your seating information on the Lock Screen and in the Dynamic Island when you are near the venue. Live Activities also appear on the Apple Watch on watchOS 11.

Tap to Cash

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Tap to Cash is a new iOS 18 feature that allows users in the U.S. to send and receive Apple Cash by simply holding two iPhones together.

Tap to Add New Cards to Wallet App

A new Tap to Provision feature on iOS 18 will allow users to add eligible credit or debit cards to the Wallet app by simply tapping their card on the back of their iPhone. Apple says this feature will only be available in select countries.

Apple Pay in Any Desktop Browser

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iPhone users who update to iOS 18 will be able to use Apple Pay in desktop web browsers beyond Safari, such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and others. The computer running the browser can even be a Windows PC instead of a Mac.

Any website that implements the latest version of Apple Pay will support this new system. When a customer checks out with Apple Pay in a desktop browser other than Safari, a code will appear on the screen that can be scanned in the Camera app on an iPhone running iOS 18 or later, allowing them to complete the purchase on the iPhone.

Apple Pay Adds Credit Card Rewards

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Starting with iOS 18, Apple Pay will allow users to redeem rewards and access installment loan offerings from eligible credit and debit cards.

Here are the details from Apple:

  • The ability to redeem rewards will be available beginning in the U.S. with Discover and Synchrony, and across Apple Pay issuers with Fiserv.
  • The ability to access installments from credit and debit cards will roll out starting in Australia with ANZ; in Spain with CaixaBank; in the U.K. with HSBC and Monzo; and in the U.S. with Citi, Synchrony, and issuers with Fiserv.
  • Users in the U.S. will be able to apply for loans directly through Affirm when they check out with Apple Pay.

Apple Card Data in More Budget Apps

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Apple has made its FinanceKit API available to all developers, meaning that any finance or budgeting app will be able to display Apple Card, Apple Card Savings, and Apple Cash balance and transaction details with a user's permission.

This feature debuted with iOS 17.4, but it was limited to select apps like Copilot.

Article Link: Here's What's New in Apple Wallet on iOS 18 for Event Tickets and More
 
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smogriver

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Can we please just get budget tools for Apple Card since it has all merchant data? I can't stand budgeting apps they have some of the least thoughtful design I've ever come across.
 

jamie0610

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I’d like to be able to personalise your own virtual cards in Wallet rather than be stuck with the bank defaults.
 
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sflagel

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Apple Cash in UK please.
Yep, exchanging cash by tapping will be much easier than using Revolut. I would not be surprised that Apple is not offering the service here because they would have to open it up to all banks, due to UK banking regulations. They will eventually have to give access to the RFID chip and then Revolut or the likes will implement it quickly independently.
 

ifxf

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I bet tapping your CC to add it will still force you to type its CVS. I would much rather have them add the ability to transfer CC to a new phone without typing in the CVS for each.
 

MacAddict1978

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Honestly asking, does anyone actually use Apple Pay to pay people in Messages or any other means?
No one I know does - it's all CashAspp or Venmo. The "debit" card tied to the feature is a pain in the arse for starters.... I think if you could tie the feature to your actual bank account everyone would use it but maybe I'm off base here.
 

DFierce

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Literally all I want is the option to tick a purchase (or multiple purchases), then "pay off" the amount of that purchase and have those transactions greyed out on the screen.
 
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pianophile

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But I can't add my tickets to Apple Wallet. There isn't even an option.
I find that I have to view the tickets in the Ticketmaster app, and then (usually? always?) there's an "add to Apple wallet" button there. I agree that this process has changed and become less intuitive.
 

kurtfoster

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Honestly asking, does anyone actually use Apple Pay to pay people in Messages or any other means?
No one I know does - it's all CashAspp or Venmo. The "debit" card tied to the feature is a pain in the arse for starters.... I think if you could tie the feature to your actual bank account everyone would use it but maybe I'm off base here.
Everyone I know uses either PayPal, Venmo, or Cash App.
 

tennisproha

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Honestly asking, does anyone actually use Apple Pay to pay people in Messages or any other means?
No one I know does - it's all CashAspp or Venmo. The "debit" card tied to the feature is a pain in the arse for starters.... I think if you could tie the feature to your actual bank account everyone would use it but maybe I'm off base here.
Debit card makes more sense as it adds some level of security. If they have an iPhone I refuse to use the other apps. And android I tell them cash only lol
 

Chungry

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Will financekit allow rocket money to ingest my statements for the Apple Card so they don’t need to be manually exported as CSV and then imported. Every other card supports this
 

MacBHoward

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Debit card makes more sense as it adds some level of security. If they have an iPhone I refuse to use the other apps. And android I tell them cash only lol
I've found it to be a really useful feature with family and friends, not that I disagree with you about the debit card idea. That makes sense too, but I've really used it more than I expected to.
 

msmyrtle

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To be honest, I have only added my digital business card to share as an Apple Wallet pass. Other than that, I don't really use my wallet. I might test this with event tickets though.
 
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