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Funny thing is I see people with those cards go up to card readers and swipe them because they don't know they can wave it at the card reader. Honestly for a payment card I'm not sure if waving it at a card reader is any faster than simply swiping it though?
Most of the previous Wallet/iPhone-cases were bulky and thick because they were made to carry 5 or more cards. Now I assume those cases will be much slimmer because most payment cards can now be kept digitally in passbook.
Overall everyone will win from this. Credit card issuers make money every time a consumer uses their card and if consumers decide to use their cards more often because of the ease of Apple Pay then Visa, MC, Amex, and Discover will be happy. For merchants I'm assuming the fees will be about the same as normal, but they will benefit from higher end Apple customers frequenting their stores moreso than stores that don't support NFC or "Apple Pay technology". Myself...
I imagine you could get a slim case that includes a clip for 2 cards. Your ID and insurance card. No more need carry a wallet at all.
I'm certainly not saying Apple should adopt the Netflix model, but I mention them because they have been losing content deals to big media and have had trouble securing new deals. Same can be said of Amazon and Hulu.If Apple were to put effort into it they could transform TV forever. Whether that be through a TV set or maybe a redesigned set top box. Media is all about content and if Apple can get the content without the need for a cable subscription Apple would...
It seems that after Steve died, Apple completely stopped pushing for media partnerships to make their entertainment system work. If credit card companies are willing to bend over for Apple I'm surprised they couldn't use their clout in entertainment to get deals with all of the major media outlets for a true 21st century entertainment experience. I can imagine it would be difficult since Netflix is having such a hard time trying to do the same, but I imagine If anyone can...
It's not just marketing. Apple and others have made so many worthwhile use cases for smartphones that they've become an integral part of many peoples lives moreso than laptops, computers, and tablets.
So true. But it also makes it difficult for Apple to replicate that type of success.Even with the iPod and iPad both started hot, but eventually consumers stopped upgrading them as often likely because they didn't feel the need to. Neither product has become a necessity in the way smart phones have become.One category that will always be a standard appliance for most people are TV sets and Apple seems mum about its efforts in TV going forward.
The response seems to be positive overall at less techy sites though. Most consumers seem to be excited about the Apple Watch as well as Apple Pay.The Apple Watch may not be an iPhone sized success (especially if the prices are on the higher end) but I think it will do much better than other smart watches have done. Sales may be more in line with the iPod and iPad rather than the iPhone simply because watches are accessories not necessities.
Primarily good for Apple because the millions of watch and 6/+ buyers are going to use Apple Pay for everything and Apple will be making a cut from each purchase.It was genius for Apple to add Pay to the Apple Watch because now buyers of the 5s/5c that can't upgrade to 6/+ can purchase the Watch in order to use Apple Pay.That'll help boost Watch sales as well as Apple Pay adoption all of which means more $$$ for Apple.
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