As part of major changes being made to the app ecosystem in the EU in iOS 17.4, Apple is allowing apps to access and use the iPhone’s NFC chip.
Going forward, NFC payments will be available directly in apps without the need for Apple Pay or the Wallet app, paving the way for third-party payment services and banks to offer their own tap-to-pay solutions on Apple devices.
?iPhone? users can set a default app that will be activated when an ?iPhone? is near an NFC terminal or when the side button on the device is double clicked, which means native support for tap-to-pay payments that are not ?Apple Pay? is now available.
Apple will require apps using NFC for payments to confirm to industry security standards, such as having valid agreements with an authorized Payment Service Provider.
Like changes to the App Store that are being implemented today, access to NFC technology is limited to banking and wallet apps that are in the European Economic Area.Related Roundups: iOS 17, iPadOS 17Related Forums: iOS 17, iPadOS 17This article, “Apple Opens Up NFC to Third-Party Apps in EU, Allowing New Tap-to-Pay Options” first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Author: Juli Clover