Rumour – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com B2B news, analysis and educational resources on the latest trends and technologies in payments, transit ticketing, near field communication (NFC) and contactless, and beyond Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:09:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-32x32.png Rumour – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 Apple Pay coming soon to Germany and Italy? https://www.nfcw.com/2017/02/21/350330/apple-pay-coming-soon-germany-italy/ Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:03:34 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=50330 Apple Pay could soon be launching in Germany and Italy, after German and Italian language instructions on how to use the mobile payment service were discovered on Apple’s website by Polish website iMagazine. No supporting banks are currently being listed for the launch of Apple Pay in either country.

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Next iPhone to include facial or gesture recognition? https://www.nfcw.com/2017/01/23/349587/new-iphone-include-facial-gesture-recognition/ Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:49:27 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=49587 Apple’s next iPhone could include facial or gesture recognition, according to a research note issued to clients by financial services firm Cowen and Company. “Other features include some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera,” analyst Timothy Arcuri wrote in the note seen […]

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Japanese bank plans new biometrics firm https://www.nfcw.com/2017/01/17/349526/smfg-establish-biometric-company/ Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00:42 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=49526 Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group is planning to establish a company that provides biometric authentication services together with a “major Japanese IT company and an Irish company as early as this spring”, The Japan News reports. “The new company aims to expand its target to include all internet services, and make them available for finance, […]

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Apple Pay to launch in Spain? https://www.nfcw.com/2016/12/01/348795/apple-pay-launch-spain/ Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:14:06 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=48795 Apple Pay is to launch in Spain on 1 December with support from Banco Santander, according to Spanish news website Applesfera. “Various sources have confirmed [to] Applesfera and barring unforeseen last-minute [changes] it will be tomorrow when we can finally use the service in Spain,” the report says.

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Apple to develop iPhone connected digital glasses? https://www.nfcw.com/2016/11/16/348529/apple-develop-iphone-connected-digital-glasses/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:25:14 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=48529 Apple is looking at developing digital glasses connected wirelessly to a wearer’s iPhone, which would show images and other information in the wearer’s field of vision and may use augmented reality, a report in Bloomberg suggests. Apple has talked about its glasses project with potential suppliers, according to people familiar with those discussions, the report […]

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CIBC to be Samsung Pay’s Canada launch partner? https://www.nfcw.com/2016/11/08/348299/cibc-samsung-pays-canada-launch-partner/ Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:03:44 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=48299 A screenshot taken by a Reddit user of the Samsung Pay app suggests Canadian bank CIBC will be the launch partner for the mobile payment service when it becomes available in the country some time this year. “Sticktoit360 wasn’t able to verify whether the tap and pay functionality of Samsung Pay actually works in Canada […]

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Samsung Pay set to go live in Canada? https://www.nfcw.com/2016/10/27/348103/samsung-pay-set-go-live-canada/ Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:54:32 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=48103 Samsung Pay could be launched in Canada “from the first week of November 2016”, Android Central reports. According to a Twitter user who posed the question to Samsung customer service team, their reply stated the mobile payments service would be available next week for customers with CIBC Visa cards. Samsung Pay boss Thomas Ko revealed […]

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New MacBook Pro to support Touch ID? https://www.nfcw.com/2016/10/27/348095/new-macbook-pro-support-touch-id/ Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:39:43 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=48095 Alleged leaked images of Apple’s new MacBook Pro show it will come with an OLED touch panel to support Touch ID, MacRumours reports. The touch panel appears to be contextual, changing based on what is on the screen. In the images, an Apple Pay dialogue is depicted, asking a customer to confirm a purchase with […]

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Apple Pay arriving in Germany? https://www.nfcw.com/2016/10/21/347945/apple-pay-arriving-germany/ https://www.nfcw.com/2016/10/21/347945/apple-pay-arriving-germany/#comments Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:24:29 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=47945 Apple Pay is about to launch in Germany, if a series of hints on the Apple website is confirmed. A recently edited article, spotted by a Reddit user, contained an image of Germany in a global coverage map dated October 10, which was updated with the country removed a week later. An apple.com/de/apple-pay URL, which […]

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Android Pay launch date leak https://www.nfcw.com/2015/08/24/337176/android-pay-launch-date-leak/ Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:19:47 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=37176 Android Pay could be launching on Wednesday, August 26, a leaked memo from fast-food chain McDonald’s to its US employees suggests. “We’ve got at least one source showing that McDonald’s is distributing this date to multiple stores,” Android Police reports. The report comes as Google launches the final version of its Android 6.0 Marshmallow developer preview.

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