Apple Pay

PayPal had a role in getting the EU to launch an antitrust complaint against Apple

The European Commission is currently moving forward with an antitrust case against Apple's mobile wallet. The focus is primarily the fact that Apple locks down the Near-Field Communication (NFC) chip inside eligible iPhone models, which prevents third-party companies from accessing it. Therefore the only tap-to-pay option on an iPhone is Apple Pay, which is obviously not something companies that aren't Apple enjoy that much.

Apple Pay is not available in Russia following imposed sanctions

In light of Russia invading Ukraine, government bodies across the globe have imposed various economic sanctions against Russia. Part of those sanctions includes the restriction of foreign transactions with Russian banks. And for users of Apple Pay, Google Pay, and other mobile-based digital wallets, it has led to some suspended usage.