9 February 2022
Apple said it is expanding the iPhone's capabilities to accept contactless payments, making it easier for merchants to conduct tap-to-pay transactions without having to buy additional hardware.
The iPhone has been used as a contactless way to pay for goods and services since Apple Pay launched in 2014. The tap-to-pay feature will use the iPhone's existing NFC chip, and it will only be available on iPhones XS or later, Apple said, and will not be available on iPads.
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