Apple Pay isn’t really all regarding swaying your apple iphone to pay for food at McDonalds. The service can also be used for making in-app and also on the internet acquisitions on gadgets that have Touch ID but no NFC innovation, like the iPad Air 2 and also iPad mini 3. This is why a recent rumor asserting that both Touch ID and also Apple Pay will ultimately make their way to other Apple products, like the MacBook Air, is not all that crazy.

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The rumor was posted on the Taiwanese blog Apple.club.tw on Tuesday. The report says sources have actually verified that future variations of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Magic Computer mouse and also Magic Trackpad will deliver with integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensing units. If true, this would enable Mac customers to make online payments, log-in to their accounts and also validate other actions with an easy touch of their finger. This additionally doesn’t look like considerably a stretch since Apple has actually been trying to include connection between tools with the launch of Handoff as well as various other functions located in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

Apple Pay is currently only supported on the apple iphone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 as well as iPad Air 3. The quickly to be launched Apple Watch will certainly likewise be able to make NFC-based Apple Pay payments when joined an iPhone 5 or later.