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Topic: NFC

Qualcomm to buy iPhone Apple Pay chip manufacturer NXP for $47 billion

10/27/2016, 08:10 am

The deal, if approved by regulators, will put the one-time manufacturer of the motion co-processor and the current supplier of the Apple Pay near-field communication chipset under Qualcomm's control.

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Apple FCC filing shows Apple TV-sized device with Bluetooth, NFC under review

09/22/2016, 02:09 pm

This week's update of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's database has revealed an as-yet-unannounced Apple product, with screw placement and case dimensions similar to that of the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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New York City's MTA plans to debut smartphone-based transit payments by mid-2018

04/13/2016, 11:04 am

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York issued a public bid on Wednesday, asking for proposals for a new contactless ticketing system to replace the MetroCard, and potentially allow iPhone users to pay for public transit on their smartphone.

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Facebook plans to use Messenger for retail point-of-sale service, could integrate Apple Pay

03/28/2016, 01:03 pm

The popular Facebook Messenger app could soon become far more than a chat client, with the social networking service apparently planning to offer in-store purchases through its mobile app, after the company signaled it could partner with Apple Pay for retail checkouts.

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Orange CEO fuels hope that Apple may grant 3rd-party apps & services access to iPhone NFC chip

03/17/2016, 01:03 pm

The CEO of France-based carrier Orange has revealed that the company's proprietary tap-to-pay wallet Orange Cash will arrive on the iPhone in a few weeks. That's led to speculation that Apple could be preparing to allow third-party apps and services to access the iPhone's NFC chip.

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Apple-sponsored NFC Forum working to bring contactless payments to U.S. public transit

02/17/2016, 09:02 am

The NFC Forum -- an industry lobbying group that counts Apple as a board member -- on Wednesday announced a new partnership with the American Public Transportation Association that will see the two groups working to broaden NFC support among public transit operators in the U.S.

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Apple joins NFC Forum, will help shape future of wireless payments

08/12/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple this week officially joined the NFC Forum, a nonprofit industry association that promotes the short-range wireless technology essential to secure mobile payment services, including Apple Pay.

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Samsung in talks with LoopPay to launch Apple Pay competitor in 2015

12/16/2014, 09:12 am

In a bid to catch up with Apple Pay, Samsung is said to have turned to a startup company, LoopPay, in hopes of debuting its own mobile payments service with wide compatibility in 2015.

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Square plans to begin accepting Apple Pay with new NFC-compatible hardware in 2015

11/21/2014, 11:11 am

Though many viewed them as competitors, Square and Apple Pay will link up in 2015, as the point-of-sale service is working on a new cash register that will accept Apple's NFC-based payment system.

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Google Wallet usage surges after much-hyped Apple Pay launch - report

11/05/2014, 09:11 am

The highly successful launch of Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has helped to grow the long-established Google Wallet service, as both rely on the same near-field communication technology for tap-to-pay functions.

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Grocery chain Meijer continues accepting Apple Pay despite CurrentC support

10/30/2014, 02:10 pm

Though it is a member of the MCX group behind the upcoming CurrentC mobile payment system, grocery chain Meijer still supports Apple Pay and plans to continue to do so, in apparent violation of MCX's exclusivity rules.

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NXP hopes Apple's adoption of NFC will encourage automakers to use its chips to replace car keys

10/30/2014, 10:10 am

Chipmaker NXP, which is believed to supply the near-field communications chips found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, hopes automakers will adopt its technology, potentially enabling future car owners to unlock and even start their car with their smartphone.

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Apple seeks partners to enable NFC-based transit payments & building access for iPhone 6 & Watch

10/27/2014, 10:10 am

Though the near-field communications chip in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is currently exclusively for Apple Pay, the wireless functionality may be expanded to new uses such as replacing a public transit card or a secure building access keycard.

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In-depth review: Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

10/27/2014, 08:10 am

Apple's latest iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 incorporate Touch ID and support for Apple Pay within apps, with the same 10 hour battery life of previous models. The full size iPad Air 2 is also now 18 percent slimmer with an improved, antireflective display and gains a faster A8X chip, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE wireless, a barometer, and a significantly improved iSight camera.

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New iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 incorporate NFC chip for Apple Pay in apps, but not in-store tap-to-pay transactions

10/24/2014, 08:10 pm

Apple's newest iPads feature one of the same chips used by iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to handle tap-to-pay NFC transactions, but the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 only support Apple Pay within apps, sparing users the embarrassment of carrying around a gigantic alternative to their credit card.

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Rumor: Apple Pay loyalty program could launch in time for Christmas

10/21/2014, 05:10 pm

With the Apple Pay launch complete in the U.S., Apple may now turn its sights toward launching a new store loyalty rewards program in time for the lucrative holiday shopping season.

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Even before launch, Apple Pay the 'player to beat' in mobile payments, Morgan Stanley says

10/07/2014, 09:10 am

Though Apple Pay isn't even available to consumers yet, investment firm Morgan Stanley expects that Apple's mobile wallet service will become the industry standard and help drive wider adoption of NFC-based payment systems.

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iPhone 6: First impressions after using Apple's "bigger than bigger" phone

09/11/2014, 06:09 pm

Apple's eighth iPhone event introduced two new larger-screened, larger-capacity new phones, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, along with a continuation two of the world's top selling models, iPhone 5c and 5s, now at a reduced price.

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iTokens: Why it makes sense for Apple's rumored payment system to use tokenized transactions

09/08/2014, 02:09 pm

Apple is finally expected to announce its entry in the mobile payments arena alongside the "iPhone 6" at a media event on Tuesday in Cupertino, and rumors suggest that the new system will be based around tokenization for enhanced security. AppleInsider took a look at what that means for users.

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More videos claim to show functioning 4.7" 'iPhone 6,' massive 2915 mAh battery for 5.5" model

09/08/2014, 09:09 am

With just over a day to go before Apple's highly anticipated media event, a slew of new videos from China claim to again show off functioning 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" units, complete with a new credit card toting Passbook icon. And yet another video offers a peek at a 2,915 mAh battery expected to power the jumbo-sized 5.5-inch iPhone.

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