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So far, no OLEd screen offers any efficiency advantages over a good LCD screen. Maybe someday, but they keep promising it, and it never arrives.
And Apple isn't doing Apple Pay for the benefit of the consumer, but to make money on the highly profitable payments they will get from every transaction, and the extra lock in to their hardware and software ecosystem.So what? What's your point here?
It's a common myth that everything can be broken. Maybe, some time in the far future, this can be broken, but it's highly unlikely anytime in the next decade, at least. Maybe, it even then. This type of system is considered to be highly secure.Credit card fraud is something different.
And if you read about what Trader Joe's said about Apple Pay, you'd have seen that it's going to take them time to roll the service out. You're going to give them a pass on this, and not Target. Why, because you like Trader Joe's, but not Target, because that's the feeling I'm getting here., from you, and others.
Chip and pin doesn't mean NFC ready. It will be easier to get that ready, then NFC, and when that's working, so will Apple Pay, Android Pay and others.Really, you guys have to stop ascribing motives that make you happy to point to, and pay attention to what's actually happening.
They're pretty big. They have millions of customers.What's really interesting, and pathetic, to use the word Newton used, is that the public just doesn't care. If Apple Pay wasn't really easy, and even, at first, fun, people wouldn't use it either. The security aspect isn't enough. How many people still use stupid passwords, despite being warned about that for twenty years now? Most of them, if the web site will allow it.
Did you read where they have to replace all of their terminals first? Then the software to use wireless payments needs to be installed and set up, then tested.How do you expect them to use Apple Pay without that being done first?
Walmart was, and is, the instigator of this. I don't think they will give up that easily. Their goal was to cripple the credit card companies. In fact, the previous Walmart CEO stated that he didn't care if Current C succeeded or failed, as long as it seriously damaged Visa.Walmart makes just a 3.3% net margin. That's in line with other grocery store chains and other low pricing chains in other areas. If they could eliminate all credit card transactions, that net could...
It's interesting that he would say that he's "excited about it". Since they're in negotiations, I would think that he would be a bit more reserved. But, this is good, even if he said "probably". That's a negotiating tactic too. I remember that CBS was the last of the networks to have an iOS app, so this is a good sign, and a major reason why Apple is making up the loss from yesterday's overall market fiasco.
Anyone who thinks that this means he will have a reduced role is nuts. This gives him more authority, not less. He will now officially over see projects that before, he was doing anyway, but in an indirect fashion. His two underlings were his underlings before, but now, are are also promoted, and given more official acknowledgement as to their roles.
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