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It is true.  The embedded SIM technology that Apple proposed was basically the Apple SIM of today embedded in the phone.   This was shot down by the carriers for the same reason they are trying to do so today -- they think they lose control. http://appleinsider.com/articles/10/10/27/apple_developing_open_sim_for_iphone_service_rfid_sales.html
The only difference between them is the addition of the Chinese proprietary technology frequency bands.  The rest of the frequencies are identical.
I'd say most apps that have been updated in the last year run in 64 bit mode.   I say that as a dev.  We have not yet released, but have been running in 64 bit mode since last January.  A couple trivial issues.  Defaults in the build system are 64 bit so new apps will most likely be doing so out of the box, and updates are more likely than not I would guess.
 I think you misunderstand what Apple proposed with the embedded SIM.  Basically the Apple SIM of now, but embedded in the device.  You could switch it between whatever carrier you wanted to use at the moment.  It is the opposite of carrier lock in.
Apple would not have to open up NFC in order to add in transit.  If they were doing it first person, like they did with Apple Pay.
The statement you "objected" to was in the context of the iPhone, so is correct.  Only iPhone 6 and 6 plus have NFC (in that context). 
Sounds about right.
Most legit B&M retail locations will have a swiped card rate of around 1.5% plus or minus. It can depend on what industry they are, their history, etc. But that is a ballpark figure. It is not 2.8%. And even for swiped cards the rate can vary depending on what sort of card it is -- normal vs rewards vs foreign etc.I don't believe Apple Pay transactions get a rate better than that retailers normal swiped rate. At least currently. If Apple Pay can show through an actual...
I just tweeted @riteaid about moving to Walgreens due to Apple Pay. I finally tried Apple Pay today at the Apple Store. Went there and bough the a 30pin to Lightning adapter for the wife's car just to try Apple Pay. Then the kids wanted to go to the Lego Store. While there I notice they have NFC terminals. So I decide to buy a small cup of bulk Legos so I can try Apple Pay again. Lady at the register says she did an Apple Pay yesterday successfully when I ask to...
I am not disputing that.  I just don't see the relationship to my comment.
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