Why no ApplePay on 5s for web transactions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kiranmk2, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a

    kiranmk2

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    I know the 5s doesn't have the NFC stuff, but given the iPad Air 2 can't to the in-store transactions either does anyone know why the 5s can't also make web/in-app purchases using Apple-Pay? Would have been a good way at increasing the number of devices that support it.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It doesn't have the secure element. Currently it is thought to the the NFC chip that is inside the iPhone 6/+, iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 3.
     
  3. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    You can still make web purchases with a stored credit card with Safari.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Apple pay uses the NFC chip and creates a random tokenized number instead of your credit card. How would that occur with a transaction executed through the browser?
     
  5. newellj macrumors 603

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    ApplePay will work on the 5S only if paired with the to-come Apple Watch. It will not do in-app purchases like the Air 2 or Mini 3. https://www.apple.com/apple-pay/
     
  6. cynics macrumors G4

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    Same way you use ApplePay online in apps. Maybe I'm not understanding you correctly.

    OP: 5S doesn't have the "secure element" as they call it that the newer iOS devices have.
     

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