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iOS 8 scans credit card details using iPhone camera

iOS 8 scans credit card details using iPhone camera

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Apple hasn't cracked the mobile payments market yet, but the iPhone maker is aiming to make online orders a little easier. 9to5Mac has discovered a new feature in iOS 8 that allows Safari users to scan a credit card with an iPhone camera. The new option is visible at sites like Amazon when you typically enter credit card information manually or through the existing AutoFill feature. As it’s a built-in feature, web developers won’t need to enable it and the credit card scanning will automatically fill out a web form for an online order.

It’s just one of a number of new features in Safari for iOS 8. Apple revealed earlier this week that Safari users will be able to request a full desktop version of a site from an iPhone, and a new tab view has been implemented in the iPad version of the browser. iOS 8 is currently available to developers in beta form, and Apple expects to ship it to existing devices in the fall.