Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone Launches in Germany

Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone Launches in Germany

Apple has announced the rollout of Tap to Pay on iPhone in Germany, allowing independent sellers, small merchants, and large retailers in the country to use ‌iPhones‌ as a payment terminal.

Introduced in February 2022, the feature allows individuals and merchants with an iPhone XS or newer to accept contactless payments through supported iPhone apps. The merchant simply holds out their iPhone, and the customer holds their iPhone, Apple Watch, another digital wallet, or contactless credit card near the device and a secure payment will be made via NFC technology.

No additional hardware or credit card machine is required‌ to use Tap to Pay on iPhone. The feature uses NFC technology to securely authenticate contactless payments, plus the feature also supports PIN entry, which includes accessibility options.

“As contactless payments become increasingly popular, German companies are turning to a variety of payment methods and hardware to meet customers’ payment needs. With Tap to Pay on iPhone, merchants now have an incredibly secure and convenient way to accept contactless payments with iPhone without the need for additional hardware,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet. “In collaboration with payment platforms, app developers and payment networks, we are making it easier than ever for businesses of all sizes — from small shops to large retail chains — to accept contactless payments and continue to grow their business.”

Payment platforms and developers can integrate Tap to Pay on iPhone into their iOS apps, making it easy for merchants to enable this secure and convenient feature. As of today, Adyen, Commerz Globalpay, myPOS, Nexi, SumUp, and Viva are the first payment platforms in Germany to offer Tap to Pay on iPhone. mollie, PAYONE, Revolut, the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe, and Stripe will introduce Tap to Pay on iPhone later this year.

Starting today, Tap to Pay on iPhone is available in all Apple Stores in Germany, and is rolling out to retailers such as Dyson, GANNI, and Rituals. gastronovi is making Tap to Pay on iPhone available in its POS systems, which are used by thousands of restaurants across the country.

Germany becomes the 12th country to support Tap to Pay, the feature is also available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, Brazil, Italy, France, Taiwan, and Ukraine.