Apple Pay has long been one of the easiest and most secure ways to make payments in-person, but now it’s even easier to use online. Apple has announced that its Apple Pay service can now be used to pay for things online via Safari on Macs and iPhones, making online shopping faster, more convenient, and more secure.
Apple Pay has been available on iOS devices since 2014, but it wasn’t until 2016 that it became available on Macs. Now, with the latest update to Safari, Mac and iPhone users can use Apple Pay to pay for things online, too. This means that if you’re shopping on your Mac or iPhone, you can simply click the Apple Pay button at checkout and use your fingerprint to confirm the payment.
One of the key advantages of using Apple Pay is that it is a more secure way to make payments. When you use Apple Pay, your credit or debit card information is not shared with the merchant. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and stored in the Secure Element on your device. This means that your actual card number is never stored on your device or on Apple’s servers, which makes it much more difficult for hackers to get hold of your information.
Furthermore, when you use Apple Pay to make a payment, you must authenticate the payment with either Face ID or Touch ID, which means that even if someone steals your device, they won’t be able to make payments using your card.
Overall, Apple Pay has been a game-changer when it comes to making payments, and this latest update makes it even more convenient to use. Whether you’re shopping online or in-person, Apple Pay is a safe and easy way to make payments without having to carry around a wallet full of credit cards. So the next time you’re shopping on your Mac or iPhone, be sure to look out for the Apple Pay button at checkout, and experience the convenience and security of Apple Pay for yourself.