Reuters: the EU will charge Apple over anti-competitive practices with Apple Pay
Good. Only reason I can’t use payment is because the transaction system used by my bank is so incompatible with Apple that they haven’t adopted Apple Pay yet because of it (allegedly it’s just too much work). They do have their own app for NFC payments on Android, so if they open this up they’ll be able to just use their own app instead of having to adapt to Apple’s system.
This is good. Other payment methods should be able to use the NFC chip on Apple devices. The NFC chip on an Android device is open for use by any app.
I am not an Apple lover. I actually very much dislike their protective policies where they don’t allow any outside access to their systems. They will not do anything for the good of their users, only good for Apple.
Point 1. USB-C plug on Iphone. Everybody in the world is going to USB-C plugs. All newer Android phones, Windows PCs, Chromebooks, EVEN APPLE LAPTOPS USE USB-C . But they still resist. The EU may finally force USB-C in Apple phones. And Apples response to why they shouldn’t be forced to use USB-C is that it “stifils innovation.” What a crock of
Point 2 – The Iwatch – it appears to be a good product. I would consider getting one. But it won’t interface Android phones. Nada for me.
Point 3 – I, on occasion, develop some phone apps. I use a cross platform tool that can also develop Iphone apps. But Apple will not allow development of Iphone apps unless compiled on a Mac. I’m not getting another computer just to develope for Iphone.
Point 4 – Apple TV + They have some good shows that I am watching right now on a paid subscription. Apple does make an Android app to watch their streaming show. Hard to believe! All streaming services except Apple have an Android app. Fortunately I have a Fire Stick on my TV and they do have a Fire Stick app. Talk about a questionable business decision!! You’d think they would want people from all platforms to be able to sign up…
Sorry about the rant. But these type of complete control policies don’t sit well with me. So I avoid Apple as much as possible…
I agree with what EU does here.
They should also kick the butt of all banks in my country, they all support Apple Pay, but refuse to support any payment method on Android.
Only 1 uses their own app for payments (which works with all NFC based terminals, and those are the norm here).
Anonymous, 13 hours agoI simply don’t know what to say about this EU what ever sh*t is. Soon they going to sue A… moreApple have the right to make what they want ofc, but if they want to sell somthing in a country or in a union, they have to follow the local laws.
Exactly the same for a firm from Europe who want to sell somthing in every other country, cant you see this… Its pure logic 👍🏻
[deleted post]Just reflects the divided world, americas downfall into a divided world, instead of leading it
Perfect! EU is the only big player that champions customer protections.
Sponge, 10 hours agoso this means Google Pay can be used on iOS devices as well?No they just pay and get away
so this means Google Pay can be used on iOS devices as well?
Seeing most of the comments here being very anti-EU is just so sad. How much can you guys love a brand to come here and justify their practices? Y’all hired to do Apple PR?
The EU is the only place which actually cares about consumers in this god forsaken world.
I honestly think Apple as a brand has played all the psychological tricks perfectly to have people completely justify all its practices and frankly sky high prices….
Anonymous, 13 hours agoI simply don’t know what to say about this EU what ever sh*t is. Soon they going to sue A… moreRight right,But when US and A force tik tok to sell to some americans company shares or part of the company to be able to operate in US,no problem,how about that time us and A banned Huawei,how about ZTE?ooo No europe got a problem with the big american company,but when us gov have a problem with any1 else….NO problem….Thinking like this makes ppl dislike ….
Pormageddon, 13 hours agoEU’s only source of money : Apple
they’re still sad over AUKUSYes that’s correct, the entire EU is so poor that the odd millions that come in now and then from fining Apple is the only thing that keeps the EU running. Smart.
It’s time to start convincing people to switch away from Apple products and make the world open source.
People seem to be ignorant to the fact that more & more devices/things (tangible or not) you think you ‘BOUGHT’, you actually ‘DIDN’T’, but rather you are basically ‘RENTING’!!
I think LR mentioned this in one of his videos recently.
Bukkehorn, 12 hours agoLol agree, u can’t accuse those teens here to be big thinkers 👍🏻Its amazing how empty some people can be in here 😳
Now see Facebooks last stunt, I’m sure action will be taken now in a way, maybe not in US, but then in other countries.
cyber, 13 hours agoeu should fine herself with 1 billion euro for being stupid,apple makes their devices as they … moreI don’t know which country or cave you live in, but all countries have some laws and even Apple, Facebook and the local carwash have to follow those laws, like you and i. 😂