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Just got back to Europe after 7 months in the States and have used Apple Pay (with American credit cards of course) 6 times in 2 days all at different types of stores.     NFC is basically ubiquitous here.  Even the mom & pop stores have NFC enabled credit card terminals.  Given the amazingly widespread deployment of the technology in central Europe (a former communist country at that) it almost seems laughable that an article is needed to tout the acceptance of the same...
Weren't their sales something like $3 billion in 2013 with crazy high margins? How is the hardware side only worth 500 million?
What on earth are you talking about? This fraud had nothing to do with regular consumers using Apple Pay. The victims are not necessarily Apple customers at all. The criminals used stolen CC data to create Apple Pay access to those stolen accounts because of weak bank protocols.How can the average Joe iPhone 6 owner using Apple Pay cause fraud to occur?
The Apple Watch tripling in value (from a presumed $5000 to $15,000) in 20 years would only be a 5.65% compounded rate of return. That's definitely not bad and the gold will always be worth something, but with stocks you can generally get in the range of 8-10% compounded return.
You just switched from 20 years (in your initial Apple Watch as investment post) down to 10 years now. That's a huge difference. The stock markets all look much better with any 20 year spread than with some of the recent 10 year spreads. I only own about 14 stocks, but MMM with dividend reinvestment is up almost 200% in 7 years and that's with purchase right before the crash. ABT and KRFT (when counting their spun off companies) and dividend reinvestment are also...
You should be able to earn a better rate of return than that just by putting your money in a mutual fund for 20 years. If you bought actual decent stocks (like AAPL) you could expect far more.
It's such an easy no-brainer for the credit card companies with Apple Pay. You're seeing the same slow rollout with merchants on Apple Pay as you are with car makers and Car Play. It's an issue of cost to integrat. For the CC companies it was next to nothing and the risk reduction more than covers the cost.
The iPhone 5 does not have Touch ID....
You're using a flawed analogy. A smartphone must have an OS that takes some of the space. A vehicle's fuel tank does not have any portion of its space that must be taken up by some permanent fluid. As I said in my previous post. There are ways to figure out how much space is available for personal storage, it's not an impossible secret.
Where is it said that Apple has to tell them the exact percentage of space used by the OS? All smartphones have a portion of storage used by the OS. Can you show me a company that is publishing how much space is available for personal content?Additionally the Apple Store, Apple.com and many retailers allow for free returns in a limited time period. If this was really a concern for someone they could have found it out immediately after starting their iPhone/iPad/iPod the...
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