NFC, what you’re missing
Apple has introduced a new feature for its iPhones: Tap to Pay. It’s a feature that will allow millions of retailers to use their cell phones to receive contactless payments without the need for additional hardware, eliminating the need for the classic POS that often comes with an initial or periodic outlay.
Tap to Pay will soon make its debut in the United States. And it will do so, at least initially, hand in hand with two fairly popular commerce platforms – Shopify and Stripe. Tap to Pay, therefore, should not qualify as a new service from Apple. It would be more correct to label it as an SDK that will allow third-party companies – such as Stripe, Shopify or even Sumup and Square, which also compete in this sector – to implement in their respective applications the possibility of accepting payments without additional hardware.
What are contactless card payments like?
Contactless payments can now be made with an iPhone With Tap to Pay, Apple now wants to expand contactless payment to include contactless cash receipts by allowing payments to also be received with an iPhone. Stores should be able to dispense with classic readers at the payment terminal.
To ensure the security of the process, the same technology as Apple Play is used, the company explains. All transactions are encrypted and processed via the secure element. With Tap to Pay, Apple itself does not know what is being purchased or who is buying something.
How to pay with your cell phone
Credit: when a card is mailed, it will have contactless capability. Debit: Most debit cards now include contactless functionality. A contactless card will be sent to most customers before their current card expires. Contactless cards can be ordered for most card types. A standard card replacement fee may apply.
No. Contactless and contact chip card technology does not consist of a locator system. Your card technology only supports the authentication of card data when you make a purchase.
Contactless cards, also known as touch-and-pay cards, use Near Field Communications (NFC) technology to securely complete payments at a merchant’s terminal with the contactless feature.
Look for the contactless symbol on merchant terminals to determine if they have the capability to accept contactless payments. You can make a contactless payment with your contactless card anywhere you see the symbol.
How to collect with cards using Square
Tap to Pay is the new feature developed by Apple for its smartphones. This novel tool will allow people through their compatible iPhones to accept or make payments via Apple Pay, credit cards or debit cards, without the need for physical contact or requiring other digital wallets.
“As more and more consumers take advantage of paying with digital wallets and credit cards, Tap to Pay on iPhone will provide businesses with a secure, private and easy way to accept contactless payments and unlock new payment experiences using the power, security and convenience of iPhone,” explained Apple Pay and Apple Wallet vice president Jennifer Bailey.
In this way, it was explained that all iPhone XS and later models have an NFC chip designed for “contactless” (contactless) technology. In addition, it was indicated that this technology will be available in payment platforms, as follows