Apple’s new ‘tap to pay’ feature is being tested at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Tap to Pay

Apple announced ‘Tap to Pay’ as a new contactless payment solution in February. The technology will allow iPhones to act as payment conduits and needs no other hardware or equipment to work. As it turns out, Apple Park Visitor Center is already testing the feature as shown in a social media post.

The short online video shows how contactless payment works, with the retail employee accepting the payment using only an iPhone and without a terminal. Apple says that ‘tap to pay’ is set to launch in the US later this year but did not disclose an exact date yet.

Once ‘tap to pay’ technology is launched users can pay using their debit card, credit card or digital wallets via NFC to merchants and small businesses through supported apps. The iPhone must be an XS model or newer.


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