Safari Technology Preview 8 paves the way for Apple Pay

Safari Technology Preview 8 paves the way for Apple Pay


Apple Pay in your web browser.
Apple Pay is coming to Safari this fall.
Photo: Apple

Apple rolled out Safari Technology Preview 8 for developers today, an update that paves the way for Apple Pay, which will make online shopping even easier this fall.

Apple Pay in Safari will work in exactly the same way as it does on your iPhone when you buy goods inside iOS apps. At checkout, you will simply use your Apple Pay account and the credit cards you have registered to it, rather than entering your payment information every time.

This functionality isn’t quite ready for the Safari Technology Preview just yet, but Apple is already setting the course for it. With release 8, the first signs of Apple Pay code have been spotted, alongside improvements for CSS, JavaScript, Web Inspector and more.

Note that once Apple Pay is available inside Safari, you won’t be able to use it online with all your favorites retailers right away; those retailers will first need to add Apple Pay support to their sites. However, you can be sure those that support Apple Pay on iOS are already working it.

You can download Safari Technology Preview 8 from Apple’s Developer Center now. Like any preview software, it’s designed for testing purposes only, and shouldn’t be used as your primary browser.


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