Free ride request in Australia, VR and Apple


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Apple objects to ‘free ride’ requests by Australian banks to open up NFC on iPhone — Apple has complained to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission over the resistance of major banks in the country using Apple Pay, with a recent filing claiming a request to open up access to the iPhone’s NFC controller would effectively allow banks to avoid using Apple Pay entirely.
In New Zealand only ANZ – an Australian bank – has implemented Apple Pay.

VR evangelist doubles down on rumor that Apple AR headset is inbound, moves date up to 2017 — Augmented and virtual reality herald Robert Scoble has amplified his predictions about an Apple partnership with Carl Zeiss on a pair of smart glasses, and is predicting an announcement of the technology possibly as early as the middle of 2017.
Scoble expects a very lightweight pair of glasses, with the electronics on other places on your body, such as in an iPhone or other wearable.