CoreNFC library missing in iOS 15.2 on iPod Touch (7 gen)

Number:rdar://FB9836080 Date Originated:20212-01-07
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:iOS Product Version:15.2
Classification:bug Reproducible:
Launching an app that requires CoreNFC results in crash on iPod Touch (7 gen) devices with iOS 15.2.
This is reproducible with other NFC-enabled apps. 
This used to work normally on iOS 15.1 and earlier.

Key lines from the crash log:

AppStoreTools:       13C90b
AppVariant:          1:iPod9,1:15
OS Version:          iPhone OS 15.2 (19C56)

Exception Type:  EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
Exception Note:  EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY
Termination Reason: DYLD; [1]
Library not loaded: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreNFC.framework/CoreNFC
Referenced from: /private/var/containers/Bundle/Application/…/
Reason: tried: '/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreNFC.framework/CoreNFC' (no such file)
(terminated at launch; ignore backtrace)


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