Editorial arrangement: Guo Huijun, Wen: Xiaoguang
Because Android is open to NFC, some mobile phone manufacturers have begun to support the authentication of electronic identity cards, so a mobile phone is enough.
Compared with apples in closed-loop ecosystem, it seems that apples will also start to support this function.
Recently, some foreign media confirmed that the iPhone running iOS 13 will be able to read NFC tag information. The first batch of support will be similar identity cards of Japanese nationals.
Apple's iPhone family also has NFC components, but they seem to be very cautious about it. So far, NFC functions can only be used to read information (such as bus cards or Apple Pay payments), but they can't actively read other NFC device information, and they are hardly open to third-party Apps. In contrast to Android phones, NFC analog access cards have already been implemented.
This may be an improvement on the iOS 13 system. According to foreign media reports, the iPhone running the system will be able to scan the NFC chip in the Japanese National ID card. The card itself can be used for tax returns, etc. The ID card contains an NFC tag, which can be read by a new application developed by the government to store personal information on electronic devices.
From this information, iOS 13 has removed the technical restrictions on NFC and allowed mobile phones to scan NFC chips, but Apple is still cautious. This authority is only open to the official App of relevant Japanese authorities, not to any third-party developer.
This is not the first time Apple has granted NFC permission. Previously, EU citizens settled in Britain would be able to use an official EU App to read their passport data for identification purposes.
Previously, Apple also announced support for the use of special NFC stickers in Apple Pays. Payment transactions can be triggered by stickers without the need for payment terminals. This is equivalent to the sweeping payment that Chinese users are familiar with turning into touching NFC stickers.