Apple Cash, the digital debit feature nestled within the Apple Card ecosystem, typically flows through Apple Pay, mirroring traditional card transactions. Yet, for e-commerce platforms sidestepping Apple Pay, Apple unfurls a novel workaround.
Unearthed through Reddit threads and highlighted by 9to5Mac, the iOS 17.4 beta unveils a prompt for Apple Card holders to "Set Up Virtual Card Number." This alert heralds a safeguarding maneuver, offering "a new security code for each purchase," enhancing transaction security.
Furthermore, this virtual card number integrates seamlessly with Safari's AutoFill feature, facilitating hassle-free online shopping in venues where Apple Pay's presence is absent. This initiative broadens Apple Cash's utility, ensuring a secure and versatile payment avenue for its users.