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Apple has officially launched Tap to Pay in Brazil this week. It is a part of Apple’s continuous expansion of its payment service offerings globally, including the recent rollout of Tap to Pay in the Netherlands and United Kingdom.
Tap to Pay is widely available in the US, allowing customers to use it in different transactions, including purchases in Apple Stores. After bringing it to Australia and Taiwan, Apple brought it to the UK and the Netherlands. This makes Brazil the sixth country to get the service, with Cloudwalk being the first payment service provider to support Tap to Pay on iPhone. Meanwhile, Granito, Nubank, Stone, and SumUp are expected to support the service soon.
This allows payment platforms and app developers in Brazil to integrate the service into their iOS apps. Aside from aiding customers and businesses, this should also benefit Apple, which currently has a 17.83% mobile market share and is under the supremacy of Samsung in Brazil.
“Tap to Pay on iPhone has helped businesses around the world and of all sizes — from freelancers to large retailers — offer new payment experiences, and we’re excited to bring an easy, secure, and private payment solution to Brazilian merchants,” said Jennifer Bailey, internet services and Apple Pay vice president at Apple. “Brazil is a nation of great entrepreneurship, and now companies will have the possibility of accepting contactless payments in all locations of operation.”
Using the NFC chip in the device, the feature allows merchants to accept payments by simply using their iPhones without the need for additional card readers. It is compatible with Apple Pay, digital wallets, and contactless credit or debit cards. Nonetheless, it is important to note that Tap to Pay on iPhone requires iPhone XS or newer models.