Like so many other smartphones on the market today, iPhones support NFC (near field communication) capabilities. NFC is frequently used by Apple Pay and by compatible NFC tags.
Should you stumble upon someone's lost item with an AirTag attached, tap the AirTag to your iPhone to read the underlying NFC tag and reveal the owner's contact information.
Owners of Android handsets, not just iPhone users, can access a custom discovery message available after placing your AirTag item tracker in Lost Mode, Apple has confirmed now.
New York City's Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) has announced that Apple Pay and other contactless payment methods are now accepted at all stations and on all buses.
Apple's mobile payment option, Apple Pay, is one of the company's most popular services. But Dutch regulators are investigating Apple over antitrust concerns.
Apple hasn't made the rumored "CarKey" ("Car Key") feature officially official just yet, but we know it's something the company has been working on for quite some time. And now a new report sheds quite a bit of light on what we should expect in the future.
According to code strings discovered in early iOS 14 code, Apple is likely working with German carmaker BMW on CarKey, an upcoming feature in iOS 13.4 that will let you lock, unlock and start compatible vehicles with your iPhone using the short-range NFC wireless standard.
One of the more exciting new features heading to supported iOS devices is the new "CarKey" API.
If you have upgraded your security with an NFC-based physical security key from Yubico, you can now use it as a second factor authentication for your 1Password.com account.
Thanks to the Express Transit feature that's available through Apple Pay, you can hop on the tube, buses, trams, light rail and overground rail in major cities and pay for your public transit journeys just by holding your iPhone or Apple Watch close to the contactless NFC terminal, no need to press any buttons or verify with Face ID, Touch ID or a passcode whatsoever.
It shouldn't be surprising that Apple has effectively locked down the NFC chip in its iPhone lineup, but some people around the globe aren't happy about that.
Apple's mobile payment service is coming to Hong Kong's popular Octopus cash transit cards.