Apple Pay Rumored to Launch Website Integration by Holiday Shopping Season

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Apple Pay is available at quite a few places, and its presence on iOS devices makes buying things even easier from apps. But Apple is looking to the future in a big way.

According to a report published by Re/code, and based on information obtained by people familiar with the matter, Apple is gearing up to launch mobile website integration for Apple Pay by the time the holiday shopping season rolls around.

To accomplish this, at least to start, the feature will be severely limited in its scope. Specifically, buying things with Apple Pay will only be available through Safari for iOS devices, and can only be used with an iPhone or iPad that’s equipped with Touch ID. That’s not too surprising, considering the idea of buying things from a mobile website, and the fact that’s how Apple Pay works in other facets of its availability as well, in regards to Touch ID.

“The service will be available to shoppers using the Safari browser on models of iPhones and iPads that possess Apple’s TouchID fingerprint technology, these people said. Apple has also considered making the service available on Apple laptops and desktops, too, though it’s not clear if the company will launch that capability.”

Apple is also apparently considering building support for Mac users as well, but whether or not this feature is available later this year is unknown.

The report also indicates that Apple could announce the move at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which is set to take place this June.

[via Re/code]

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