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Friday, 15 November 2019

German ruling forces Apple to let third party mobile wallets use NFC on iPhones

Ever since the iPhone 6 came around, Apple has been incorporating NFC into its iPhones, but so far it remained exclusive to Apple Pay for mobile contactless payments. Now a court ruling passed in Germany will force all "operators of electronic money infrastructure" to grant third party mobile wallet apps access for a "reasonable fee". While Apple was not distinctively mentioned in the new legislation it is without a doubt the big target here. The new legislation which was passed by a German parliamentary committee will, in turn, open up NFC payments to competing mobile wallet apps...

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