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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1704 Australian banks dismiss Android NFC past in Apple Pay negotiations
Sorry Australians with an Android phone, but you simply don't spend enough money to make it worthwhile to develop NFC solutions for you -- that would be one way to sum up the latest joint submission from CBA, NAB, Westpac, and Bendigo Bank to seek approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to collectively negotiate with Apple to gain access to the NFC element within iPhones.

The joint submission [PDF] from the banks is a response to those that have gone before it from Apple and the general public that have called on the ACCC to stare down the banks.

Core to the bank's argument is the idea that the public will benefit if Apple is made to acquiesce and hand over access to its precious NFC hardware.

"Without access to the iPhone's NFC functionality, there simply will not be the same incentives and ability to innovate for the benefit of Australian customers on either the iPhone platform or other platforms," the submission from the banks concludes.
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