While the service might also come to Apple laptops and desktops, Re/code's sources couldn't confirm that bit of information.
The company is reportedly planning to expand its Apple Pay service beyond apps to include mobile websites later this year. Once Apple integrates Apple Pay into Safari however, you'd be able to pay for your British Airways flight through the website too (if the airline allows it).
The express payment option would make it easier for iOS customers to pay without directly entering their credit cards and enable Apple to rake in more commission from mobile web sales. It will also make the app closely resemble services like Paypal.
Google to remove Chrome app launcher on all operating systems
While there will surely be some users that will miss the launcher, based on Google's analysis, there shouldn't be too many. In late-2015, Google ditched Chrome's notification center as it looked to streamline Chrome's functionality.
While more than half of online retail purchases still happen on desktop and laptop computers, purchases made on mobile devices like phones and tablets are growing faster. In the meantime, we're looking forward to using Apple Pay for even more of our online shopping starting later this year.
Apple's pitch for the mobile website expansion is similar, only the opportunity could be bigger based on current consumer shopping habits. According to Internet analytics company ComScore, retailers saw a total of nearly 10 billion visits to their mobile Web sites during the 2015 holiday season, as opposed to about 8 billion to retailers' mobile apps. The final part of the hardware component is the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which is how a user authenticates a payment with Apple Pay.
Apple Pay is now offered to iPhone and iPad users in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and China.