For the past few years, Apple has been conspicuous by its absence from the mobile payments environment. Two years ago, many in the industry – including yours truly – believed that it was on the point of including an NFC chipset in the iPhone 5, but when the big announcement was made, the iPhone 5 was well and truly NFC chipsetless.
There’s been a lot of press lately concerning the security of the Internet, much of which directly impacts the security of the ‘smart’ devices we connect inside our homes.
Earlier this month, the European Parliament voted to end mobile phone roaming fees by 2016 in the EU. Neelie Kroes stated “this is what the EU is all about - getting rid of barriers to make life easier and less expensive.
Today I am going to talk about contactless payment. And Henry IV, Part I. Granted, the two are not bedfellows that would spring immediately to mind, but the words of old Bill Shakespeare are still pertinent in the modern age, even when it comes to tapping a smartphone on a point of sale terminal down at the supermarket.