iOS 8 scans credit card details using iPhone camera

Apple is aiming to make online orders a little easier. For that Apple add new feature in forthcoming iOS 8 which allow user to fill in online payment forms by using the camera to scan credit card details.

The new feature, first spotted by 9to5Mac, gives iPhone and iPad owners the opportunity to “Scan Credit Card” details, when the numerical keyboard pops up on shopping sites.

Users can then place their plastic within a frame and, thanks to a little optical character recognition the camera will do the rest, filling in the details automatically.

The idea is to save a few seconds off making an online purchase and, in some cases, will save folks squinting at that faded expiration date.

It’s just one of a number of new features in Safari for iOS 8. Apple revealed earlier this week that Safari users will be able to request a full desktop version of a site from an iPhone, and a new tab view has been implemented in the iPad version of the browser. iOS 8 is currently available to developers in beta form, and Apple expects to ship it to existing devices in the fall.

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