On iOS 16, Apple Pay could work with Edge, Chrome, and Firefox. Steve Moser of MacRumors says that Apple Pay now works with Chrome and Edge in iOS 16 beta 4.
Moser’s screenshots indicate that Edge accepts Apple Pay. Apple Pay only works with Safari on iOS 15 and older, so you can’t buy something online with any other browser.
Before iOS 16 betas 4, a number of people said they could use Apple Pay in Firefox on their iPhones. This month, a user on Reddit posted a picture of Apple Pay in iOS 16 beta 2 on Firefox. Someone else who is using iOS 16 beta 3 says that Apple Pay works on Firefox. At this time, we don’t know when Apple made Apple Pay work on browsers.
Apple Pay is not in the beta version of macOS. Chrome, Edge, and Firefox on iOS use WebKit because Apple wants it. On macOS, third-party browsers can use their own engines. This means that Apple Pay may soon only work with Safari.
The changes Apple made to iOS could be related to plans by the EU to stop unfair tech practices. The Digital Markets Act will go into effect at the beginning of 2023. It will put new limits on Apple, Meta, and Google in order to make the many companies in the industry compete for more.
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The Register got a copy of a bill that would punish companies that force app developers to use their rendering engines this week. Even though Apple may be giving in to new rules, the company isn’t going down without a fight. It had to pay millions of dollars in fees before it could follow Dutch rules about how to pay for things in dating apps.