In this article, we are going to be covering Apple Pay on iOS 16, which might finally add 3rd party browser support.
Apple Pay on iOS 16 might have compatibility with 3rd party browsers
Steve Moser discovered that Apple Pay works with Edge and Chrome in iOS 16 beta 4, and he posted his discovery on the microblogging network Twitter. When using Edge, Moser’s screenshots show a “Continue with Apple Pay” option on Apple’s checkout page. Apple Pay only works on Safari on iOS 15 and earlier, therefore you can’t use any other browser to pay with Apple Pay when buying online.
Although Moser did not mention Firefox, prior to the release of iOS 16 beta 4, several users detected Apple Pay compatibility with the browser. Earlier this month Reddit post showed an opportunity to purchase using Apple Pay on iOS 16 beta 2 while using Firefox.
On the latest iOS 16 beta Apple Pay works in Edge, Chrome and I assume any third party browser. On iOS 15 Apple Pay only works in Safari. pic.twitter.com/x7zV5xCuiC
— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) July 30, 2022
Another user using iOS 16 beta 3 claims to be able to purchase with Apple Pay on Firefox as well. It is unclear when Apple began expanding Apple Pay functionality and to which browsers.
However, Apple Pay is still not accessible in the newest macOS beta. As Moser points out, this is most likely owing to Apple’s requirements that Chrome, Edge, and Firefox all utilize Safari’s rendering engine, WebKit, on iOS.
Because third-party browsers are free to utilize their own engines on macOS, we may not see Apple Pay functionality outside of Safari on Macs very soon.
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