Apple has added Apple Pay backing to third-party browsers in ongoing betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16.
The additional help, spotted by MacRumors supporter Steve Moser, marks a change from iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 and prior, where in-browser Apple Pay is solely accessible in Safari. Moser observed that Apple Pay is accessible in Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome as of iOS 16 designer beta 4, and different clients have seen Apple Pay support in Mozilla Firefox.
Moser noticed that Apple Pay support keeps on being inaccessible on the macOS variants of Edge and Chrome, apparently since they don’t utilize WebKit, Apple’s browser engine that is required for third-party browsers on iOS and iPadOS. This proposes that Apple Pay support is reliant upon WebKit and this is the area of any progressions Apple has made to grow support for Apple Pay.
It isn’t clear when Apple rolled out the improvement, as certain clients spotted Apple Pay support in third-party browsers as soon as designer beta 2, while others just saw support added with engineer beta 3.
While the change is a step in the right direction for clients of third-party browsers on iOS and iPadOS, it is troublesome not to see the extended help for Apple Pay with regards to Apple’s developing antitrust issues, with Apple’s browser engine boycott and limitations on third-party applications going under expanding examination all over the planet.