Apple Pay may finally work on Chrome, Edge, and Firefox in iOS 16

Apple Pay may finally work on Chrome, Edge, and Firefox in iOS 16

Apple Pay may finally be compatible with Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox in iOS 16. MacRumors contributor Steve Moser discovered that Apple Pay works with Edge and Chrome in iOS 16 beta 4 and shared his discovery on Twitter.

Screenshot from Moser showing the "Continue with Apple Pay" option on Apple's checkout page when using Edge. Apple Pay only works in Safari on iOS 15 and earlier, which prevents you from using a different browser if you want to pay with Apple Pay when shopping on the web. 

Although Moser did not mention Firefox, other users noticed Apple Pay compatibility with the browser prior to the release of iOS 16 beta 4. A Reddit post from earlier this month shows the option to pay with Apple Pay in iOS 16 beta 2 when using Firefox. Another iOS 16 beta 3 users said he also has the option to pay with Apple Pay on Firefox. We don't know for sure when Apple will begin expanding support for Apple Pay and for which browsers. Apple did not immediately respond to The Verge's request for comment. 

Apple Pay is still not in the latest macOS beta. As Moser notes, this is likely because Chrome, Edge, and Firefox all use Safari's rendering engine, WebKit, on iOS as required by Apple. Third-party browsers are free to use their own tools on macOS, so we may not see  Apple Pay support outside of Safari on Mac anytime soon. 

But Apple's change of heart on iOS may be related to the European Union's plans to crack down on big-tech anti-competitive practices. The Digital Markets Act will go into effect in the spring of 2023 and impose a series of rules on large companies, such as Apple, Meta, and Google, to promote competition with smaller entities.

The new draft legislation was specifically introduced by The Register after companies forced app developers to use their own rendering engines. While this change may indicate that Apple is at least trying to comply with the upcoming rules, the company is unlikely to go down without a fight - it incurs millions of fees before complying. comply with the rules of the States. . Dutch dating in-app payment system.