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Apple to Reportedly Enable iPhones to Become Credit Card Payment Terminals

Apple is reportedly developing a way to let iPhones become direct credit card payment options. This new payment solution would see to it that no additional hardware is required. As Bloomberg reports, this news comes off the heels of Apple's $100 million acquisition of Canadian tech company Mobeewave. The company has been known for developing...

Apple Expands NFC Capabilities with iOS 13

Apple will make NFC much more useful in iPhones running iOS 13, and these enhancements will impact retail, medical, government and security industries. According to a new report from TechCrunch, iPhone users will soon be able to read a full array of ISO 7816 contactless smartcards and tags, including passports, transit, and access cards. Apple already...

RBC Launches NFC-Enabled ATMs in Canada, But No Apple Pay Support Yet

While Canada’s biggest banks and credit unions support Apple Pay for debit and credit cards, we have yet to see widespread adoption of NFC-enabled ATMs here like down in the United States. But that appears to be changing as RBC has started to roll out new ATMs in Toronto, which now support NFC, along with...

Apple Will Reportedly Open Up New NFC Features in iOS 12

According to a new report from 9to5Mac, Apple is planning to expand the NFC capabilities of its iPhones beyond mobile payments in iOS 12. The report notes that users may be able to do things like securely unlock their hotel room door with their iPhone. Apple will reportedly introduce these new features and capabilities during...

Garmin Debuts ‘Vívoactive 3’ Smartwatch With Garmin Pay

Garmin is known for making great fitness smartwatches, but they face stiff competition when compared to watches from Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit. Its latest wearable, however, has a more affordable price. According to a new report from Ars Technica, Garmin today announced three new wearable devices that it will debut at IFA 2017 in Berlin, including the vívomove...

Australian Banks Call Apple Pay Non-NFC Alternatives ‘Unrealistic’

Relying on Android or alternatives to NFC for successful mobile payment services in a country with one of the world’s largest iPhone market shares and high contactless card use is “unrealistic”, the group of Australian banks seeking access to the iPhone’s NFC functionality say in their latest submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission...

Apple Pay Now Accepted at Over 35% Of Retailers Across US

According to Jennifer Bailey, chief of Apple Pay, the in-house mobile payments system is being used and accepted at more than 35% of the retailers all over the United States. Bailey has also predicted massive growth for Apple Pay next year. According to The Verge‘s report, when Apple Pay launched back in 2014 only 2 percent of […]

Apple Says Australian Banks Looking for Apple Pay Access Futile

Apple has provided its latest submission countering attempts by three Australian banks to access the iPhone‘s NFC for mobile payments.  The banks’ attempts to access NFC directly to bypass Apple Pay–for which Apple usually charges a fee–are pointless, as such access would compromise both the user and security experience for Apple customers around the world, […]