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Apple Pay in Switzerland: Apple accused of abuse of a dominant position

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Posted: July 8 2016
Updated: July 8, 2016

by benjamin

As recently as yesterday, we reported to you thatApple Pay was operational in Switzerland (read: Apple Pay is now available in Switzerland). Although this is above all excellent news for users of devices of the Californian brand, some apparently are not delighted with its arrival. In fact, just a few hours after its activation, the service must already face legal action.

Apple justice - Apple Pay in Switzerland: Apple accused of abuse of a dominant positionA consumer protection foundation known as SKS complained to the Competition Commission (COMCO) in Switzerland. In particular, she accuses the Cupertino company of abuse of a dominant position. According to SKS, Apple Pay on the iPhone leaves no chance for other mobile payment applications available on the market. Although these also use NFC wireless technology, they cannot be offered on iOS.

The foundation also accuses Apple of distorting competition by offering its service to only a few banking establishments (Bonus Card, Cornèrcard and Swissbankers to be more precise). It is not yet known whether this legal action will succeed or not. However, this could cause some small problems for Apple, which has just set up its Apple Pay contactless payment system in the country.