Apple Pay is coming to Mac desktops and laptops, Apple Senior Vice President Craig Federighi announced June 13, 2016 at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
Shoppers using a desktop or laptop Mac will see an Apple Pay on-screen button option appear in their Safari browser when checking out at participating online retailer websites, details include:
- Available prior to 2016 holiday shopping season as part of the update to MacOS Sierra from OS X
- Desktop and laptop purchases will still be authenticated by the buyer's fingerprint sensor on their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch at the time of purchase
- Desktop and laptop purchases have to be made using Apple’s Safari browser (approximately 13% share of browser market)
- Credit and debit card numbers will not be shared with the online merchant and actual card numbers are not stored on shopper’s device or on Apple servers