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Apple Launches Tap to Pay on iPhone in Australia

Apple Launches Tap to Pay on iPhone in Australia

Posted May 17, 2023 at 12:21pm by iClarified
Apple has announced the availability of Tap to Pay on iPhone in Australia, enabling business to accept in-person contactless payments on iPhone.

From small to medium-sized businesses — including tradies and market stall holders — to large retailers and hospitality groups, merchants in Australia can now use their iPhone to seamlessly and securely accept Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets using their iPhone and a partner-enabled iOS app — no additional hardware or payment terminal needed.

Merchants can enable Tap to Pay on iPhone through a supporting iOS app on an iPhone Xs or later device running iOS 16.4 or later. Once enabled, merchants will simply prompt customers to hold their iPhone or Apple Watch to pay with Apple Pay, their contactless credit or debit card, or other digital wallet near the merchant's iPhone, and the payment will be securely completed using NFC technology. Tap to Pay on iPhone also supports PIN entry, which includes accessibility options.

Apple Launches Tap to Pay on iPhone in Australia

"Australia is a nation of entrepreneurs and innovators, and small and medium-sized businesses are at the heart of the country's workforce, employing millions of Australians. Now, with Tap to Pay on iPhone it's easier than ever for businesses of any size to seamlessly accept contactless payments using only their iPhone, wherever they do business," said Jennifer Bailey, Apple's vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet. "The convenience of Tap to Pay on iPhone empowers Australian businesses to offer easy, secure, and private contactless payment experiences to their customers, and help them run and grow their business."

Starting today, Westpac and Tyro Payments are the first payment platforms in Australia to offer Tap to Pay on iPhone to their business customers. Additional payment platforms and apps, including ANZ Worldline Payment Solutions, Stripe, Till Payments, and Zeller, will make this secure and convenient capability available in the coming months. Tap to Pay on iPhone is available for any payment platform or app developer to enable that is able to meet the technical requirements to enable Tap to Pay on iPhone. Tap to Pay on iPhone works with contactless credit and debit cards from leading payment networks, including eftpos, Mastercard, Visa, and American Express. Tap to Pay on iPhone will also roll out to Apple Store locations in Australia later this year.

Apple Launches Tap to Pay on iPhone in Australia

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