“In iOS 8, Apple has a new feature in Safari that allows users to scan a credit card with the device’s camera rather than manually entering the number when making a purchase online,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.

“Safari already allowed users to quickly select credit cards stored in its Passwords & AutoFill settings,” Kahn reports. “You can still do that, but in iOS 8 you’ll now also have the option to select “Scan Credit Card” and snap a picture of the card.”

“Apple then uses optical character recognition of sorts to input the number into the text field in Safari,” Kahn reports. “There’s also a way to scan and save cards using the camera directly from within the Passwords & AutoFill settings.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]