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Topic: NFC

Apple Pay agreements with credit card companies, banks up for renewal this year

04/05/2017, 09:04 am

This year could prove to be pivotal for Apple Pay in a number of ways, including adoption and merchant availability, but also in support from card issuers, many of which have contracts with Apple up for renewal.

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Australian banks call alternatives to NFC 'unrealistic' in fight to avoid using Apple Pay

03/15/2017, 11:03 am

Major banks in Australia find alternatives to NFC-based payments, such as Apple Pay, to be an "unrealistic" prospect to the Australian mobile payment marketplace, according to a submission provided to a government regulator, arguing for Apple to open up access of the iPhone's NFC technology to third parties.

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Mystery wireless Apple device goes through FCC testing for a third time

02/13/2017, 09:02 am

Apple continues to submit its mystery Bluetooth and NFC product to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for testing, with a third listing in the regulatory database revealing few new details about the wireless device.

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Australian banks eliminate fee demands, focus legal assault on opening up Apple Pay NFC tech

02/12/2017, 09:02 pm

The four Australian banks at the core of the ongoing debate about opening up Apple Pay in the country have narrowed down their demands after being snubbed by the country's competition regulator, and are now solely focusing on opening access to iPhone and Apple Watch NFC technology.

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Apple Pay now accepted by 36% of US merchants, is most common mobile payment platform

02/07/2017, 04:02 pm

Displacing former leader PayPal, Apple Pay is now the most commonly accepted mobile payment platform among U.S. merchants, according to newly-published survey data.

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Apple objects to 'free ride' requests by Australian banks to open up NFC on iPhone

02/06/2017, 10:02 am

Apple has complained to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission over the resistance of major banks in the country using Apple Pay, with a recent filing claiming a request to open up access to the iPhone's NFC controller would effectively allow banks to avoid using Apple Pay entirely.

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FCC filing reveals Apple still working on Apple TV-shaped NFC, Bluetooth LE device

01/23/2017, 03:01 pm

A new listing on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's regulatory database reveals Apple is still working on an unannounced product equipped with near-field technology that first surfaced in September of 2016.

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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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