iOS 16 heals from scares and opens up a key feature to dodge antitrust courts

Between the new laws of the European Commission and the notices of the American courts, Apple is forced to make a series of changes in its system to avoid being condemned for alleged monopolistic practices. And the beta of iOS 16 has revealed one of those changes, discreet but important.

Paying with Apple Pay will no longer be just a Safari thing

The new feature is that Apple Pay will no longer have to be used with Safari necessarily: the company has opened that platform so that it can be used from other browsers. Chrome, Edge and Firefox; to be exact and according to 9to5Mac. Some Reddit users have also detected the novelty in their betas:

That’s not to say that until now we couldn’t make payments with those alternative browsers on the iPhone: we have always been able to do it by manually entering our debit or credit card. The change is that now the Apple Pay integration in iOS will be able to integrate into those other browsers.

It is not difficult to deduce that this change is all a movement to sit on the bench: Apple Pay could be accused of alleged monopolistic practices if it can only be used in Safari according to the next European Digital Markets Act. Enough has Apple, in fact, forcing all browsers to use the Webkit rendering engine.

This will be the always-on screen of the iPhone 14 Pro, according to the iOS 16 beta

We should see that new feature become stable and official by the time iOS 16 is released to the general public. sometime in september. If you’re using an alternate browser but want to stick with Apple Pay, it’ll be an upgrade to download sooner rather than later.


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