Tap to Pay on iPhone launches in the UK


Apple Tap to Pay on iPhone
UK businesses can now use an iPhone as a PoS machine.
Photo: Apple

Apple has expanded its Tap to Pay on iPhone feature to businesses in the UK. This comes within a few months of the feature rolling out to small businesses in Australia.

Tap to Pay allows businesses and merchants to turn their iPhones into a Point-of-Sale terminal and accept payments from customers.

Tap to Pay on iPhone expands to another new country

In its announcement, Apple says everyone from small to large businesses can take advantage of Tap to Pay on iPhone in the UK.

Initially, payment platforms Revolut and Tyl by Natwest will support the contactless payment method. Adyen, Dojo, myPOS, Stripe, SumUp, Viva Wallet, Worldline, and Zettle by PayPal will join the bandwagon soon. Tap to Pay on iPhone will also become available across Apple’s retail stores in the UK in the coming weeks.

“We’ve seen Tap to Pay on iPhone transform the checkout experience for so many different types of businesses, and we’re thrilled to now support merchants across the UK. by offering an easy, secure, and private way to accept contactless payments using the power, security, and convenience of iPhone, with no additional hardware needed. Small and medium-sized businesses have long played a vital role in the UK. economy, and alongside payment platforms, app developers, and payment networks, we’re making it easier than ever for the UK. businesses to seamlessly accept contactless payments and continue to grow their business,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet.

A safe and secure payment method

You won’t be able to immediately enjoy Tap to Pay on iPhone across supported businesses in the UK., though. They must update their iOS app to take advantage of the new payment method. Like Apple Pay, Tap to Pay on iPhone is safe and secure, as details of your transactions are completely private.

Tap to Pay on iPhone works on iPhone Xs and newer models. Apple announced the contactless payment method in February 2022. So far, it was available in the U.S., Taiwan, Australia, and now, the UK.


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