This Twitter video got everyone talking.
It’s not an unusual sight for visitors to see Apple employees trying out new features and designs in its Apple Park Welcome Center. Since it’s an Apple retail store at the company’s headquarters, it also serves as a testing ground for innovations that aren’t ready for wider rollout in its standalone retail stores. Last week, Apple employees were spotted using the iPhone Tap to pay feature, and his video got a lot of reactions on Twitter.
The iPhone maker has been testing the new Apple Tap to Pay feature for months, but it looks like its employees are now able to use the feature.
Apple employees were reportedly seen in a video circulating on Twitter using the company’s upcoming “Tap to Pay” feature at the Apple Park Visitor Center in California.
Apple previously announced this new iPhone Tap to Pay feature in February 2022.
Vice President of Apple Wallet and Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, said she plans to create this feature for businesses to allow them to easily accept contactless payments using their iPhone and with all details kept private and secure.
Since 2020, Apple has been working on the feature and made it known when acquiring the startup “Mobeewave” and is currently using its NFC technology for this iPhone Tap to Pay feature.
What is Tap to Pay on iPhone?
Tap to Pay is an easy way to make payments with your iPhone. The most common way to pay with an iPhone is through Apple Pay. However, this requires you to enter your password each time you want to make a payment. With tap-to-pay, all you have to do is hold your phone up to any contactless terminal and wait for confirmation that the transaction has been completed.
Apple Tap to Pay allows users to accept contactless credit and debit card payments, Apple Pay and other forms of digital payments.
How does Apple Tap to Pay work?
Tap-to-pay on iPhone works by using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to transmit information between your phone and the payment terminal. When you press your phone against the terminal, it sends encrypted data containing your credit card information over radio waves. When this data reaches the terminal, it authorizes your purchase and completes it. This is all done without having to swipe anything or enter any other information (like a PIN).
From the video on Twitter, the two employees are seen confirming the amount to be received. Then they place their phones on top of each other (i.e. tap). And then there is a blue check mark, probably confirming a successful transaction. It happened so easily and without any difficulty.
Company supporting Apple Tap to Pay
In February, when Apple announced its contactless payment feature, Stripe was the first and only company to support this update. He also said that Shopify will also work hand in hand with this feature.
Recently, Adyen, the Dutch payment processing company, joined the group, and we are sure that over time other companies will join.
Which iPhone models support Tap to Pay?
While we’re not sure about the feature, as usual Apple will need to release a beta version of it so it can be tested by developers.
Subsequently, the Apple Tap to Pay feature would be added to future iOS updates and is rumored to work on the iPhone XS and newer models.
When will Tap to Pay on iPhone be available?
Apple hasn’t given a date for this pay-per-tap feature to be available. But reports say it could be released later this year or possibly next year.
The next iOS update will be announced in June 2022. Many people believe that the iPhone Tap to Pay feature will not come with it, but rather with future updates.
Recently shared videos of employees using Apple Tap to Pay with their phones have everyone talking. Many people look forward to using the feature for a seamless transaction.