With Apple's upcoming iOS 14 update, you may be able to pay for items by scanning QR codes that activate Apple Pay. This allows you to use the company's digital payment platform in other ways. In the latest beta version for iOS 14 developers, which was released today, 9to5Mac has found indications of the not yet announced function.
9to5Mac indicated that the feature could not be made to work, but found an image that appears to inform the user of the use of the new feature. According to 9to5Mac, the code for the function was found in a public system API. This may indicate that third-party apps can also scan QR codes to make purchases using Apple Pay.
iOS 14 is still only available as a developer beta. Apple regularly optimizes and changes functions in the upcoming software until it is released to the public. This means that this feature, which has not been announced and which we currently only know because 9to5Mac has crawled the iOS 14 code, may not see the light of day with the final release later this year.
If you want to learn more about what is officially planned for iOS 14, read the impressions of my colleague Dieter Bohn from the first beta version of the new update.