Apple joins GlobalPlatform

Thursday 25 September 2014 11:26 CET | News

Apple has joined GlobalPlatform, the organisation responsible for defining standards for the secure elements used to store sensitive data in NFC phones.

By joining GlobalPlatform, Apple will be able to provide developers with access to the secure element in its new NFC devices, in a compatible standard with the international requirements already used by other secure NFC service providers.

As a full member of the organisation, Apple can access GlobalPlatform’s sector-specific task force initiatives, as well as all three technical committees: the card, device and systems committees.

The recently launched NFC functionality in the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch is currently locked down so that it can only be used by Apple Pay.

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Keywords: Apple, GlobalPlatform, NFC, NFC standards, secure element, compatible standard
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