According to Reuters, a German parliamentary committee slipped in an amendment to a new anti-money laundering law that would "force operators of electronic money infrastructure to offer access to rivals for a reasonable fee".
But any company seeking to use the engineering on an iPhone-whether a financial institution or the London metro system-must move by way of Apple Pay back for a price.
The EU's impressive anti-rely on regulator is getting a nearer look at Apple Fork out, an official reported on Friday, amid fret that the rapidly-rising and simple-to-use payment system is shutting out rivals.
The new rule - which is set to come into effect early next year if passed by the upper house of Parliament, the Bundesrat - stipulates that the tech giant must open up its Apple Play platform to rival providers in Germany.
UK police probing election fraud allegations
Nigel Farage has claimed he was repeatedly offered a seat in the House of Lords in an attempt to persuade him to "go quietly". In the letter , she wrote: "I urge you to cooperate fully with the police so they can clarify these allegations".
Foldable Huawei Mate X goes on sale in China, quickly sells out
The phone is now available only in China but Huawei has said it will be available in other countries at some point. Huawei reported earlier sales rose 24.4% within the first nine months of 2019 to 610.8 billion yuan ($86 billion).
French Football president rules out Karim Benzema return
An overwhelming 73 per cent said Benzema has been the best French striker so far this season in a survey conducted by L'Equipe. In defence of the Real Madrid player, Zinedine Zidane himself said: " Karim has always wanted to play with the national team ".
"The starting point is technical: the use of NFC is blocked for payments on Apple products, except for Apple Pay", said Jean Allix of the European Consumers Organisation.
In a statement to Engadget, Apple acknowledged it modified into once "drastically surprised by the suddenness of this legislative course of" and that it "believes deeply in opponents".
The German parliaments decision highlights the increasing desire for tighter regulation on United States technology firms throughout the EU. "We fear that the draft law could be harmful to user friendliness, data protection and the security of financial information".
"This is very unusual for the Chancellor's office to try and stop something at the last minute", said Jens Zimmermann, a senior lawmaker from the Social Democratic Party (SPD), junior coalition partners to the conservative Merkel. Apple is no stranger to anti-trust allegations on European shores as it was previously investigated by the European Commission over Apple Pays exclusive integration within iOS including the lack of NFC payments for third-party apps.