There hasn’t been a single Apple Pay mention in tech site iOS 13 feature roundups for the WWDC19 keynote. I think there will be a few. The WWDC19 Apple Pay wish list includes developer stuff to be covered in sessions. The keynote short list is…
New ‘Apple Card’ Wallet UI
Apple Card UI goodies are available to all iOS 13 Wallet cards.
NFC tag Apple Pay
Shown by Jennifer Bailey at the closed session Transact keynote last month, NFC tag Apple Pay is an important new development for the platform.
Apple Pay Transit
Apple only mentions Apple Pay Transit when they are planning to add new transit cards or new transit systems. In this scenario Express Transit support on TfL would only get a mention if Apple Pay Oyster is coming, which it is not. Nevertheless I think transit will get a mention for 2, possibly 3, new additions coming after the iOS 13 release:
- LA TAP which will likely be EMV Express Transit, the same arrangement fare system developer/operator Cubic did for MTA OMNY.
- Now that the beta label was finally lifted for Shanghai and Beijing transit cards, more China transit cards originally slated for inclusion in iOS 11.4 will be added for Jiangsu, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Chongqing.
- Hong Kong Octopus which will be the FeliCa flavored Octopus transit card on Apple Pay that Hong Kong iPhone users have been lusting for ever since Apple Pay Suica launched in 2016. If this doesn’t make the WWDC keynote, we’ll hear about it at the September event.
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