Apple Pay is about to reach the Web before the holiday shopping season this year.

For the uninitiated, Apple Pay is the Cupertino brand's take on the mobile wallet payment game, providing shoppers the option to pay with their handsets and fingerprints instead of the traditional credit card.

According to Re/code, industry sources say that Apple has been informing potential partners about the expansion to websites.

The service is expected to only be available to the Safari browser on newer iPhones and iPads that are equipped with Touch ID. A desktop version is also reportedly included in Apple's plans, but as of right now, it's not sure whether or not the company will go through with it, not to mention that there are no details of how exactly that'll work.

There's currently no solid release date, but Apple could make an official announcement at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), an event that's usually held in June – WWDC 2014 took place on June 2 and WWDC 2015 between June 8 and 12.

It should also be noted that when Apple Pay lands on the Web, it will be in direct competition with PayPal on more fronts. While the service that PayPal offers is by no means lacking, the Apple-branded mobile payment service is just the more convenient option for iPhone owners.

Spokespeople for Apple and PayPal both declined to comment about the matter.

In other related news, Apple Pay just got over 20 more card issuers in the United States earlier this month, indicating a strong future for the mobile wallet service.

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