Apple has today expanded the availability of Tap to Pay on iPhone, a feature which theoretically turns the iPhone into a payment terminal, with businesses able to accept Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets through a simple tap of their iPhone, to users in the Brazil.
Apple announced its new Tap to Pay on iPhone feature in February last year. The feature rolled out to users in Taiwan last month, and to users in the United Kingdom in July, and Apple has now further expanded the arability of tool to users in the Brazil, allowing businesses securely accept contactless payments, using only an iPhone and a partner-enabled iOS app.
Merchants can enable Tap to Pay on iPhone through a supporting iOS app on an iPhone Xs or later device running iOS 16.4 or later.
Once enabled, merchants will simply prompt customers to hold their iPhone or Apple Watch to pay with Apple Pay, their contactless credit or debit card, or other digital wallet near the merchant’s iPhone, and the payment will be securely completed using NFC technology. Tap to Pay on iPhone also supports PIN entry, which includes accessibility options.
Tap to Pay on iPhone is now available in the US, the U.K., Australia, Taiwan, the Netherlands, and Brazil.