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Does Apple plan an Apple Pay surprise as Tap to Pay hits beta?

Apple has played yet another hand as it continues to become even more relevant to business, introducing APIs in its latest beta to support the ‘Tap To Pay’ feature that turns iPhones (XR/XS or later) into payment card readers.

Tap to Pay on iPhone is now in beta testing

Following weeks of speculation, the company confirmed its plan to let businesses use their iPhones to accept payments in early February. The idea behind this is that merchants can use their iPhone to accept payments from Apple Pay, contactless credit and contactless debit card transactions, and payments from other digital wallets. The phone itself becomes the card reader, no third-party device required — just a supporting payment app.

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Source:: Computerworld