Square will begin beta testing functionality for Apple’s Tap to Pay in the coming weeks
Square announced on Thursday that it will begin supporting Apple’s Tap to Pay technology later this year, with a beta test scheduled for this summer as part of Square’s Early Access Program.
According to the press release, the new cooperation will receive widespread backing later this year. The news follows Apple’s announcement of a cooperation with Stripe. Square announced on Thursday that it will begin supporting Apple’s Tap to Pay technology later this year, with a beta test scheduled for this summer as part of Square’s Early Access Program. If a company is currently using Square to handle payments.
In February 2022, Apple announced Tap to Pay for the first time, initially supporting Square’s competitor Stripe. Payments made through the Shopify POS app are also supported by the Stripe relationship. The Square dongle may not be going away anytime soon, as the Tap to Pay feature is presently only accessible on iPhone models XS and later, and it also requires consumers to have cards or phones that support tapping to pay. For many vendors, its appeal is the ease with which it allows them to accept various types of payment. For many Square users, the dongle may still be the best option.
Square stated in a news release that spots for its Early Access Program are limited and that the program will begin at a later date, but you can sign up for it now on Square’s website.