Apple today released the second developer beta of iOS 14 with some small changes across the system. 9to5Mac was able to find a hidden feature in the Wallet app to allow users to make payments with QR Codes using Apple Pay.
References found in the iOS 14 code reveal that Apple is working on a new method for letting users make payments with Apple Pay by scanning a QR Code or traditional barcode with the iPhone camera.
„We’ve managed to access this feature hidden in iOS 14 beta 2, and although it still doesn’t work, we can clearly see an image showing how it will work,” according to the sourse. Users will point the iPhone camera at a QR Code or traditional barcode to pay bills and other things with a card registered with Apple Pay.
The opposite would also work, with users holding the iPhone in front of a scanner with a QR Code generated by the Wallet app. „We can also say that there will be some kind of interaction with third-party apps, as this code was found in a public system API,” 9to5mac said.
Overall, Apple hasn’t discussed this feature at WWDC 2020 and it’s not finished yet. Therefore, a release date for the users is still unknown. However, this was not present in the first iOS 14 developer beta released from June 2020, so it’s something Apple might still be working on.
iOS 14 is expected to be released to the public later this year, with a public beta version coming this month.
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