Network sources report that in beta version of iOS, 16 side browsers have added support to Apple Pay's payment system, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Currently, only Safari users need to use Apple Pay to pay for purchase and services.
During his interaction with the recently released iOS 16 beta 4, developer Steve Moser noted that Apple Pay had become available to Chrome and Edge. He also suggested that this function could appear in all external developers ' viewers. Although he did not mention Firefox, reports of Apple Pay ' s support to Mozilla ' s observer had appeared even before the release of the last beta version of iOS 16. Apple officials have so far refrained from commenting on this issue.
Apple appears to have made this change in response to the upcoming tightening of competition legislation in some regions of the world, in which the practice of forcing browser developers to use WebKit's Webkit branding engine may be considered illegal. Remember, now the outsiders of iOS and iPad OS are obliged to use the WebKit engine in their products.
In fact, this means that all the browsers for iOS have the same basis, and this makes it impossible for external developers to propose an alternative that, for example, displays web pages faster than Safari. Moreover, Apple Pay is only available in Apple's company viewer, which also raises questions for regulators.