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  • South Korea ends Apple, Google control of app store payments

    “Adjustments can be made in executing the policy” sounds like a solicitation for bribes. 
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  • Ex-App Store head says Apple Arcade violates Apple's own policies

    If Microsoft gets what it wants, how long before we can stream Word and Excel?
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  • Ex-App Store head says Apple Arcade violates Apple's own policies

    Isn't that the guy that was fired just before Phil Schiller was assigned to clean up his mess?
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  • Apple says potential EU Apple Pay rules threaten security, stifle innovation

    avon b7 said:
    crowley said:
    NFC is crusty old tech.
    Ars Technica had an article in 2013 complaining about years of NFC hype while nothing happened. 
    Banks just recently caught up with 2010 and started using NFC. Banks love crusty old tech.
    Apple never liked it, but if they want to play in mobile payments, which they do, they need to go with old tech the banks can handle.
    If Apple is forced to keep supporting NFC at the low levels banks want access to, they will be stuck with it longer and their options for moving forward will be restricted.
    That is what they mean by stifling innovation.

    What superior tech is there that fulfils the functions of NFC?
    Any other communication medium. Near Field Communication requires close proximity. There are not many applications where this is a pro and not a con.
    NFC only feels natural for payments because we are used going to a special machine or person to pay. It's like they used to stick a fake horse head onto the first automobiles, or how the first quartz wall clocks sometimes had pendulums. This felt natural and right to many people then. Standing in line to do a thing to pay is like that.
    Apple does not want to be held back by such luddites, and they would be if they were forced to support implementation details like NFC just because banks are slow with tech.

    We have been paying for stuff over the internet for years, financial transactions don't really require physical proximity. 

    Take a look at the ISO7816 standard. This monstrous abomination from the primeval ooze is what Apple would have to support if the banks had their way.
    Are you sure? 


    Yup. I build software for that stuff, for access control systems. Built an Android app with NFC (just a proof of concept, a real Android programmer made the app clients use). It’s a mess. And yes, smart people can make it mostly work. It’s what engineers do.
    But NFC is not the future. It was a solution looking for a problem for a long time. It was going nowhere until the banks were ready for it, and then Apple had to play along.

    There is nothing in that video that UWB cannot do better.
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  • Apple says potential EU Apple Pay rules threaten security, stifle innovation

    crowley said:
    NFC is crusty old tech.
    Ars Technica had an article in 2013 complaining about years of NFC hype while nothing happened. 
    Banks just recently caught up with 2010 and started using NFC. Banks love crusty old tech.
    Apple never liked it, but if they want to play in mobile payments, which they do, they need to go with old tech the banks can handle.
    If Apple is forced to keep supporting NFC at the low levels banks want access to, they will be stuck with it longer and their options for moving forward will be restricted.
    That is what they mean by stifling innovation.

    What superior tech is there that fulfils the functions of NFC?
    Any other communication medium. Near Field Communication requires close proximity. There are not many applications where this is a pro and not a con.
    NFC only feels natural for payments because we are used going to a special machine or person to pay. It's like they used to stick a fake horse head onto the first automobiles, or how the first quartz wall clocks sometimes had pendulums. This felt natural and right to many people then. Standing in line to do a thing to pay is like that.
    Apple does not want to be held back by such luddites, and they would be if they were forced to support implementation details like NFC just because banks are slow with tech.

    We have been paying for stuff over the internet for years, financial transactions don't really require physical proximity. 

    Take a look at the ISO7816 standard. This monstrous abomination from the primeval ooze is what Apple would have to support if the banks had their way.
    jdb8167watto_cobra