Apple Tap to Pay uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, built into most recent iPhone models. Customers can simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch up to the retailer’s iPhone to make a payment. The transaction is then processed via the Apple Pay platform, known for its security and ease of use.
- The launch of this feature in Europe is expected to further increase the adoption of contactless payments. At a time when many people are trying to avoid physical contact for health reasons, Apple Tap to Pay offers a safe and convenient alternative to cash or cards.
- However, Apple Tap to Pay is only available on certain iPhone models. Merchants must also integrate the Apple Pay platform with their payment systems to use this feature. A full list of compatible devices can be found here: https://support.apple .com/de-de/HT208531
Despite these requirements, the launch of Apple Tap to Pay in Europe (UK only for now) is an important step towards an increasingly digital and contactless payments landscape. This development is expected to bring benefits to both consumers and retailers.