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Apple Pay is now supported in third-party browsers with the latest iOS 16 beta

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Apple announced significant changes to its operating systems during the main keynote of WWDC22. Now that Apple Pay is available in Chrome, Edge, and essentially every other online browser, iOS 16 beta users can use it. However, this feature is still only available in Safari on iOS 15 and earlier versions.

Apple Pay is not restricted to Safari in the iOS 16 beta. The underlying WebKit changes are probably what led to this feature. The WebKit engine is required to be used by all iPhone web browsers. Therefore, any changes Apple makes to it have an impact on all iPhone web browsers.

It works differently on the Mac. Apple doesn’t compel web browser makers to use WebKit. This may be the reason why non-Safari users are still unable to access Apple Pay, even on the most recent macOS Ventura beta build. Whether that will change in the future is still up in the air. A noteworthy addition to third-party iPhone browsers is Apple Pay compatibility. For the purpose of completing an online transaction, iOS 16 users won’t need to switch between Chrome and Safari.

Moreover, iPadOS 16 offers resizable app windows to M1 iPads, while macOS Ventura streamlines the UI. iOS 16 has the most interesting changes. The iPhone lock screen now supports widgets and sophisticated customization. This upgrade gives users choices beyond the lock screen. On the iOS 16 beta, Apple Pay works in Chrome, Edge, and other browsers. On iOS 15 and earlier, this is Safari-only.

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