Apple in February announced an upcoming “Tap to Pay on iPhone” feature designed to allow compatible iPhones to accept payments through Apple Pay, contactless debit and credit cards, and other digital wallets, without the need for additional hardware.

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When Apple first introduced Tap to Pay, Stripe was announced as the sole partner, but this week Apple expanded to include another partner, Adyen. Dutch payment processor Adyen announced the partnership in a press release, and said it plans to work with Apple to offer Tap to Pay on ‌iPhone‌‌ to its US customers later this year.

Adyen will work with enterprise customers and commerce platforms that include Lightspeed Commerce and NewStore, to expand the number of businesses that will be able to take advantage of Tap to Pay.

Tap to Pay on ‌iPhone‌‌ is set to compete with existing iPhone‌ payment solutions‌ for merchants like Square. It will allow small businesses to accept contactless NFC payments through supported iOS apps with iPhone‌ XS or later. When checking into someone, the merchant will ask the customer to keep their ‌iPhone‌, Apple Watch, digital wallet, or contactless card up to the merchant’s‌ iPhone‌ for quick and easy payment.

The new payment feature is set to debut in the US later this year, and while Apple hasn’t provided an exact release date, the addition of new partners suggests we may see a launch in the not too distant future.

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