The Commission has asked payment service providers, banks and application developers asking if they think Apple is trying to favor its solution over those of its competitors. Interestingly, Apple is also pending against the European Union by Spotify Technology SA to discriminate against a popular solution on Apple devices.
The head of the antitrust committee Margrethe Vestager admitted that Apple has been in focus since last year. The European Commission does not like to limit the use of the NFC chip in iPhone smartphones. App developers still can't create their own iOS payment tools.
Apple has not commented on the matter. Perhaps the giant will go to the Commission's hand and want to allow the developers to use the chip.