Your iPhone’s NFC will suddenly be able to do more because… Brexit

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As a highly unexpected but still pleasant side effect of the UK’s Brexit referendum, Apple will unlock more of the iPhone’s NFC features than its handsets shipped with. Those poor expat souls that are caught in the Brexit crosshairs will now have to re-apply for residence permits and such but since there are millions of those in the UK, the government decided to throw them a bone with an app that speeds things up.

The app only asks the downtrodden expats with a British mortgage but not British citizenship to fill a request form, take a picture, and scan their EU passport …

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