In recent times, Apple has changed some of its policies and has slowly opened up its walled garden. The change came after the company was hit by several antitrust lawsuits. iOS 14, for example, added support for assigning some third-party default apps, such as email. iOS 15, unexpectedly, allows Android and Windows users to use FaceTime. However, Apple still has anti-competitive policies, and the latest antitrust lawsuits target two of those policies: NFC restrictions and App Store payment rules.
NFC chip and Apple Pay trial
According to a Reuters report, Apple will soon face an EU antitrust lawsuit over its NFC chips and their restriction. Apple Pay is currently taking full advantage of NFC capabilities on iPhones and Apple Watches. However, competitors do not have access to the same privileges. The report states: