Apple Pay is already available to use in stores and on your phone in apps where it’s supported. Now it looks like the service could be expanding to Apple’s Safari browser, making it possible for pretty much any website to add the mobile payment service as a checkout option.
Re/code reports that Apple Pay will hit the company’s mobile browser in time for the holiday shopping season. Apple could announce the news even sooner. We might get official confirmation at WWDC 2016, Cupertino’s annual developer conference that typically takes place in June.
Apple Pay for Safari would use your fingerprint for verification, making it easier and potentially more secure than entering your credit card information. It should be available on any iPhone or iPad with a Touch ID sensor.
Apple is apparently also considering a similar option for Safari on desktop and laptop computers, but it’s unclear if that will happen anytime soon. In the meantime, we’re looking forward to using Apple Pay for even more of our online shopping starting later this year.