Apple Could Launch Website Integration for Apple Pay at WWDC

Apple is preparing to take on Pay Pal and others by expanding Apple Pay to the web, reports Digital Trends. Citing an anonymous source, the outlet claims that the company will announce that it’s launching Apple Pay for websites during its WWDC keynote on Monday.

However, there is some questions on whether or not users of OS X devices will be able to use Apple Pay, and a card connected to the service, by visiting websites using Safari:

The report also offers up some details how will it work on websites and whether or not it’ll be compatible with non-Touch ID devices. The site does say, however, that the service will initially be limited to select retail partners, and it’ll be much faster than PayPal.
Apple Pay’s launch on the web would mean tough competition for PayPal, which has its own mobile payment service for websites and apps called One Touch. More than 250 of the top 500 online retailers use PayPal’s service, but Apple Pay will be much quicker and easier to use on iOS devices, our source tells us. […] In an interesting twist, PayPal owns the payment processing company Braintree, which currently handles the back end of some Apple Pay purchases in apps.
As it stands, Apple Pay can be used in iOS apps, as well as in physical retail stores with the necessary equipment installed. The addition of third-party website support, even from select partners, would be a big boost for Apple Pay and its expanding scope of functionality.

What do you think ? Would it be good to see website integration for Apple Pay ? 


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