Apple Pay is expected to support a wide range of devices starting in the coming months, according to two sources familiar with the company’s plans.
Apple has not confirmed the timeframe, but a number of the company, its suppliers, and retailers are all set to begin accepting Apple Pay within a few months.
The two sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Apple is working on the first wave of devices that will be released in 2018, though Apple’s first device to support Apple Pay was a limited edition iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The first wave will likely include the Apple Watch and Apple TV, as well as other products.
Apple is also working on making some products compatible with the new hardware, including the Apple TV.
The sources said the company is looking to support all devices, including Apple Watch, Apple TV and the upcoming iPhone X. Apple Pay will likely require users to sign in to the app on a third-party platform to receive their transaction.
The second source said Apple plans to ship a second wave of Apple Pay compatible devices in the fall, possibly the iPhone Xs Max and the Apple Pencil.
Both sources said Apple has already begun working on supporting iPhone X and Pencil, and is expected in the second half of 2018 to start shipping Apple Pay accessories for those products.
Apple is working with a number for its new payment system.
The company has already invested in NFC-based payment solutions for both iPhone and iPad, as evidenced by the company buying a chipmaker that is already developing the technology.
The chipmaker has already announced that it is working closely with Apple on its payment technology.