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Apple now allows developers to request access to additional iPhone hardware and software features

by Joe Rossignol

To comply with the EU Digital Markets Act, Apple has introduced a new request form that allows developers of iOS apps distributed in the EU to request additional compatibility with iPhone hardware and software features.

Apple says it will evaluate compatibility requests on a case-by-case basis and release additional APIs as needed. future versions of iOS. Apple says requests must be technically feasible and compliant with the Digital Markets Act.

It's unclear how many, if any, of these requests Apple will approve.

Apple already makes an NFC chip. on iPhone, available for third-party payment and wallet apps in the EU, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, providing users with alternatives to Apple Pay and Apple Wallet. This change was introduced in iOS 17.4, which is currently in beta and will be released in March.

The request form and additional information can be found on the Apple website.

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