Tap to Pay launches in Brazil

Apple launches Tap to Pay in Brazil with CloudWalk’s InfinitePay integration.

Based on a report from last year, almost 40% of transactions in Brazil during the third quarter of 2022 were made through contactless payments. The country has a high rate of NFC-enabled POS (point-of-sale) terminals.


Reference: Apple officially launches Tap to Pay in Brazil as international expansion continues

Tap to Pay is now available in Netherlands

Apple brings Tap to Pay framework to Netherlands with Adyen and SumUp as first payment platforms supporting the framework. Other companies are expected to follow.

Other parties will also follow at a later date, including Rabobank, Klearly, Revolut, Stripe and myPOS.


Apple Developer: Tap to Pay on iPhone


Apple announces availability of billing issues prompts

Apple recently announced that in-app billing issues will now be handled with system-provided dialogs. Starting August 14 these dialogs will be shown to users experiencing issues with in-app subscriptions.

Starting August 14, 2023, if an auto-renewable subscription doesn’t renew because of a billing issue, a system-provided sheet will appear in your app with a prompt that lets customers update the payment method for their Apple ID. You can test this sheet in Sandbox, as well as delay or suppress it using messages and display in StoreKit. This feature is available in iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 or later, and no action is required to adopt it.

Apple Developer

Developers could use API to show additional information directly in the app.

Apple Developer:

Apple announces new ‘Meet with App Store experts’ online sessions

Apple announces sessions for August, 2023 focused on App Store. Live presentations with Q&A are being held in multiple time zones and languages.

  • Explore App Store pricing upgrades, including enhanced global pricing, tools to manage pricing by storefront, and additional price points.
  • Find out how to measure user acquisition with App Analytics and grow your subscription business using App Store features.
  • Discover how product page optimization lets you test different elements of your product page to find out which resonate with people most.
  • Understand how custom product pages let you create additional product page versions to highlight specific features or content.
  • Learn how to boost discovery and engagement with Game Center and how to configure in-app events.
Apple Developer

Apple Developer: Meet with App Store experts

Schedule: View schedule

Apple launches Tap to Pay in UK

Apple now introduces support for Tap to Pay in UK. Framework allows accepting contactless payments directly on iPhone.

Revolut and Tyl by NatWest are the first payment platforms to offer Tap to Pay on iPhone to their U.K. business customers, with Adyen, Dojo, myPOS, Stripe, SumUp, Viva Wallet, Worldline, and Zettle by PayPal coming soon. Tap to Pay on iPhone will also roll out to Apple Store locations in the U.K. in the coming weeks.

Apple Newsroom

Apple Newsroom: Apple introduces Tap to Pay on iPhone in the U.K.

Apple Developer:

Reference: Apple Launches Tap to Pay on iPhone in the UK

Apple Pay launches in South Korea

After couple of months of rumors and reports, Apple now appears to launch Apple Pay in South Korea reported by Twitter user @aaronp613.


As of now several cards are reported to working.

Currently, you can add Apple Pay-enabled Visa, MasterCard, and domestic-only credit and debit cards issued by the following card issuers in South Korea: Domestic-only cards can only be added in the card issuer’s app.

– Hyundai Card

Some card issuers do not support some card types. This list will also be updated when a card issuer is added. Please contact your card issuer for support for your card.



PayPal and Venmo add Apple Tap to Pay integration

PayPal and Venmo iOS apps soon to be able to accept payments directly on the phone with Tap to Pay support.

Leveraging Apple's Tap to Pay on iPhone technology, U.S. merchant customers will soon be able to accept contactless debit or credit cards and mobile wallets, including Apple Pay, using an iPhone and the PayPal or Venmo iOS app.


Also PayPal is adding Apple Pay support for online payments to their app.

Reference: Apple Tap to Pay Integration Coming to PayPal and Venmo iOS Apps