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Apple to unlock the NFC chips on its iPhones for broader use

A lot of users were kind of disappointed to see Apple enabling the NFC chip (first on the iPhone 6) but restricting it only to Apple Pay, which undermines the whole purpose of the near field connection if it’s exclusive to just one service. Well, the latest report claims that Apple is going to right its wrongs by giving the NFC a bit broader functionality.

The first step was made when Apple introduced the so-called CoreNFC framework with iOS 11 that allowed third-party apps to access the NFC chip but it is still very limiting. For instance, the apps don’t have write access and the API…

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