Apple – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com News and analysis on the emerging technologies transforming how consumers choose what to buy, who to buy from, and how to pay Wed, 22 May 2019 12:22:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.1 https://www.nfcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-nfc-world-site-icon-32x32.png Apple – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com 32 32 37289602 TriMet rolls out NFC ticketing for iPhone users https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/22/362764/trimet-rolls-out-nfc-ticketing-for-iphone-users/ Wed, 22 May 2019 11:34:46 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62764 “Starting today, riders in the Portland-Vancouver region can add a Hop Fastpass card to Apple Wallet and use their iPhone and Apple Watch to ride TriMet, C-Tran and Portland Streetcar.”

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Apple Pay goes live in Luxembourg and Hungary https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/21/362758/apple-pay-goes-live-in-luxembourg-and-hungary/ Tue, 21 May 2019 15:32:25 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62758 “In Luxembourg, BGL BNP Paribas is currently the sole bank supporting Apple’s digital wallet, while OTP Bank is supporting Apple Pay in Hungary… The expansion within Europe follows the launch of Apple Pay in Iceland earlier this month. Elsewhere, regional banks in The Netherlands and Portugal have teased that Apple’s contactless payment system is ‘coming […]

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Privatbank to use customised ‘card avatars’ to drive mobile payments adoption https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/21/362744/privatbank-to-use-customised-card-avatars-to-drive-mobile-payments-adoption/ Tue, 21 May 2019 14:43:10 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62744 Ukraine’s PrivatBank has become the first in the world to provide customers with a way to customise the design of the cards they add to Google Pay or Apple Pay — beginning with a set of X-Men: Dark Phoenix original designs made available via a licensing deal with movie studio 20th Century Fox. PrivatBank is […]

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Ticketmaster to roll out NFC ticketing for iPhones and Apple Watches ‘later this year’ https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/20/362739/ticketmaster-to-roll-out-nfc-ticketing-for-iphones-and-apple-watches-later-this-year/ Mon, 20 May 2019 12:08:25 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62739 Ticketmaster customers will be able to add contactless tickets to Apple Wallet later this year, enabling their tickets to be automatically selected via NFC when they hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a ticket reader. Support for NFC mobile ticketing forms part of SafeTix, a new Ticketmaster service that the company said “leverages new […]

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Apple to include an NFC tag in Apple Card packaging https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/14/362673/apple-to-include-an-nfc-tag-in-apple-card-packaging/ Tue, 14 May 2019 11:48:57 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62673 “The photos of Apple Card were published by leaker Benjamin Geskin, who claims that Apple employees are now getting their hands on testing units… To activate the Card, customers simply unlock their iPhone and then hold it against an NFC tag that’s hidden inside the packaging. This adds the Card to the Wallet app and […]

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Apple Pay to go live in Hungary and Luxembourg? https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/13/362658/apple-pay-to-go-live-in-hungary-and-luxembourg/ Mon, 13 May 2019 11:55:25 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62658 “MacRumors has spotted the usual server-side changes that Apple makes shortly before expanding Apple Pay to new regions — in this case, Hungary and Luxembourg. The service could launch in both countries within days.”

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Octopus equips Hong Kong taxi drivers with NFC payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/10/362633/octopus-equips-hong-kong-taxi-drivers-with-nfc-payments/ Fri, 10 May 2019 11:41:01 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62633 Transit card issuer Octopus Cards Limited (OCL) has partnered with Hong Kong Taxi Council (HKTC) to provide local taxi drivers with the ability to use their NFC phone to accept payments for cab rides from Octopus card users. Drivers install Octopus App for Business on their NFC-enabled Android mobile devices to accept payments from customers […]

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Apple Pay goes live in Iceland https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/10/362646/apple-pay-goes-live-in-iceland/ Fri, 10 May 2019 11:23:00 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62646 “The two banks announced support for Apple Pay on Wednesday via their official websites and Twitter. Available straight away, the added support now means customers that have accounts with either of the banks are able to add their card to the Wallet app, and use it to make contactless payments using Apple Pay for the […]

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Zola hails success of NFC tags in NYC pop-up store https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/09/362623/zola-hails-success-of-nfc-tags-in-nyc-pop-up-store/ Thu, 09 May 2019 14:47:19 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62623 US wedding planning and list specialist Zola says using NFC in its bricks and mortar pop-up store in New York City has helped to bring the showroom to life and been well received by its customers who use it to build their wedding gift lists. Zola opened its first store in the Flatiron district of […]

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Apple Pay boss reveals US merchants’ plans to use NFC tags for payments and loyalty sign-up https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/05/08/362603/apple-pay-boss-reveals-us-merchants-plans-to-use-nfc-tags-for-payments-and-loyalty-sign-up/ Wed, 08 May 2019 10:37:49 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62603 Dairy Queen, Bonobos, Panera Bread, Yogurtland, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, Dave & Buster’s, Caribou Coffee plus Bird and PayByPhone are all working on projects that use Apple’s Core NFC tag reading capabilities to make it easier for consumers to sign up for their services, Apple Pay boss Jennifer Bailey has revealed. Bailey unveiled details of […]

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