According to foreign media Appleinsider, the Dutch consumer and market authority has launched an investigation into manufacturers who restrict access to any smartphone near-field communication system. Apple was not named directly in the survey. However, the Cupertino technology giant has long been criticized for restricting access to iPhone NFC chips, which makes the investigation clear. < p > < p > banks and competitive financial companies around the world complain that apple, by restricting access, forces users to use services compatible with Apple’s own Apple pay. < / P > < p > the Dutch authorities “will investigate whether restricting the access of payment applications to NFC communications will reduce users’ freedom of choice”, according to a report by Bloomberg. If it “does determine the violation, it may result in penalties such as fines.”. < / P > < p > as usual, Apple’s response to the criticism is to remind investigators and consumers that Apple pay has restricted access to NFC systems for security reasons. < / P > < p > the survey comes at a time when apple is facing more and more anti competitive behavior reviews at home and abroad. In October, the House Judiciary Committee accused apple of monopolizing the distribution of apps on IOS devices through the app store. Global Tech