Apple rejected the application of the company Samsung, which planned to offer iPhone and iPad users their own app for mobile payments. This writes the Korea IT News, citing representative of the South Korean company.
The main advantage of Samsung Pay is the technology emulation magnetic tape Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST). She ensured that it was compatible with old terminals that do not support contactless payment PayPass/PayWire. Unfortunately, the service is only available on the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge, Note 5 and some new smartphones of the Galaxy series A. moreover, due to problems with obtaining permits Samsung still can’t launch its service in many countries of the world.
Apparently, that is why the Koreans decided to launch a “stripped-down” version of Samsung Pay Mini, which will be available only to contactless payment using NFC and online payments on the Internet.
Samsung initially planned in January 2017 start application Samsung Pay Mini as for Android devices and for iPhone. Obviously, the company intended to expand the opportunities of owners of different devices for online payments. But Apple did not approve the idea to launch a competitor to its platform.
As the source said a Samsung spokesperson, the company does not intend to reapply to Apple and focus on the promotion application for the Android platform.