Apple’s mobile payment technology Apple Pay is coming to desktop.
Apple Pay will become available to consumers with the launch of macOS Sierra this autumn.
The mobile payment technology, however, will only be available for users of Safari – Apple Pay will not be available on Google Chrome or other desktop browsers.
When it goes live, Apple Pay will let users click a “Pay with Apple Pay” button when buying something online, and confirm and authenticate the purchase with their iPhone or Apple Watch.
Announcing the new operating system, the tech giant said: “Apple Pay on the web makes it easy to make secure and private purchases when shopping on participating websites.
“You no longer need to share credit or debit card numbers with an online merchant and actual card numbers are not stored on your device, nor on Apple servers.
“Just look for the Apple Pay button at checkout on many of your favorite shopping sites and complete your purchase with Touch ID on your iPhone or by using your Apple Watch. ”
And developers will soon be able to access the payment technology, as Apple rolls out new beta updates for macOS Sierra.
Today, Apple released Safari Technology Preview, which contains a whole section of updates related to Apple Pay.
This is the first sign of the Apple Pay code appearing in the beta, meaning the Apple Pay technology will likely soon be accessible for developers to play around with.
Consumers will only be able to use Apple Pay on Safari on websites that have added support for the new payment system.
Check out how Apple Pay on Safari will work below: