Pay for gasoline with your iPhone? Apple iOS 16 revolutionizes trips to gas station

Apple CarPlay
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The iPhone 14 looks set to launch with iOS 16 and the update is compatible with the iPhone generations from 8 and newer, meaning most Apple fans will benefit from the new software. This is good news, as there’s a plethora of new features to look forward to, including a new feature for Apple CarPlay – which runs via iPhone – which will give US drivers the ability to pay for petrol directly from their car’s infotainment screen. Super convenient and very Apple – it’s just a shame that Apple users in countries where smartphone use is still banned at gas stations, such as the UK and Australia, won’t get to benefit. 

The iOS 16 upgrade to Apple CarPlay was mentioned by Apple at WWDC 2022 but its only now, thanks to a Reuters report that we are starting to understand the specifics. According to Reuters, HF Sinclair, which sells its fuel at 1,600 stations in the US, is planning to support CarPlay purchases later this year, when the new feature goes live as iOS 16 is released to the public. The public launch of iOS 16 is scheduled for September this year, when Apple will also release the iPhone 14. 

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including and and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.