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Vestager’s Nagging IPhone Helps Put Apple Pay on EU Radar (1)

Oct. 18, 2019, 12:11 PMUpdated: Oct. 18, 2019, 6:20 PM

Margrethe Vestager’s iPhone has been nagging her to install Apple Pay. Now she’s checking if those prompts are a problem for other payment providers.

In an interview with Bloomberg on Friday, Vestager confirmed that regulators are taking a closer look at potential competition issues, describing alerts she’s seen to set up Apple Pay on her own handset.

“We would like to understand how you allow for a different payment system when you yourself have a payment system that is quite insistent to be installed on your phone,” Vestager said. “I still have these red dots. My phone is telling me...

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