As spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple has introduced a new credit card scanning feature to Safari in iOS 8. This enables you to scan a credit card with the device’s camera rather than manually entering the credit card number when completing an online purchase.
To be sure, you can still opt to automatically fill out credit card fields using the data stored in your Passwords & AutoFill settings. But in iOS 8, you can now also select the new Scan Credit Card option to take a photo of your credit card, positioning it within the given frame to facilitate optical character recognition. This is especially useful if you’re using a new credit card whose details haven’t been saved yet in your AutoFill settings.
Apparently, website publishers need not tweak their codes, since Safari automatically offers the Scan Credit Card option above the numeric keypad when a credit card number is being filled out.
See also: Philips Posts Concept Of A Hue Notification Center Widget In iOS 8, Should You Upgrade To Apple’s iOS 8 Or OS X Yosemite?, and Apple Asks Developers To Participate In Its Upcoming Family Sharing Program.
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