or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by Mac_128

I've pointed this out before that it is highly unlikely Apple engineered the 5C without considering they would be able to easily update the internals with the 5S components. As it is, the 5C is going to get two less years in the marketplace than any other Apple design (which usually has a 4 year lifespan). The 5C debuted at mid-tier and now it's the bottom tier. If Apple follows their usual pattern, it'll be gone after only 2 years -- that's a lot of R&D down the drain,...
Obviously the device that uses Pay must have NFC, so the Watch has it. The 5S, for example, doesn't. but that wouldn't stop it from being set up with a credit card in Passport, which then communicates with the Watch to enable the watch to use the credit card. And Touch ID is obviously not the only way to use Pay, just like you can use a 4-digit code to unlock your iPhone now, or Touch ID. My 5S currently will not let me add a credit card to Passport, so I assume that...
No. Marketing encompasses profit motives. Why market and advertise if not to make money?My conclusion is based on your analysis -- if there's no technological motive for leaving out the 4S, and not allowing Pay to be set up with other compatible devices, then it must be to sell more iPhones, arguably at the expense of selling more Watches, and making more Pay transactions. But, I'm also willing to accept that they want to ensure a smooth rollout on their current...
Well then you're saying that it's done for marketing purposes. In other words, you have to have an iPhone to have an Watch. I know a lot of people who have Android and Windows phones (or even Blackberrys), who also have iPads, iPod Touches, and/or Macs, and who have expressed interest in the Watch. But too bad, they're going to have get an iPhone to use it, because Apple is not going to support it on their iPad, or Mac, even though they probably easily could.  So I'll...
As does most post 2012 iPads and Macs, which is what also enables PeerToPeer over AirPlay.So now I'm really curious ... Is it an arbitrary cut-off forcing a near current iPhone purchase? I mean if it's an iOS only implementation for now, the iPad can certainly handle that with no issues, as well as the iPod Touch. So I feel like there must be something about the iPhone pairing which the watch requires that other devices can't otherwise accommodate as easily ... I'm not...
Well I would imagine 0-9 in a clock face orientation allowing you to punch in your 4-digit pin. Forget the crown.I know Apple has said it requires an iPhone 5 or newer, but why? What's the limitation? If the watch can use Pay without an iPhone, then why do you need an iPhone to set it up? Seems like any device with a bluetooth or wifi antenna could do it, since it's that 4-digit code that's required. So what's so special about the iPhone 5 & up that users of previous...
Do you have a link to something definitive about this? I've been wondering how it works, and whether both the iPhone and Watch must reconcile with each other and with one's bank after so many transactions without being in contact with either. My understanding from watching the keynote is that the Watch needed to be near the phone. If not, then you wouldn't even need an iPhone, much less a 5 or 6 series to use it. A Mac could set it up, or even a PC, or an iPad, or 4S ......
And where would the content come from? And where's the infrastructure to support downloading files of that size?
What are you talking about? Anecdotal evidence? The iPad as a Square terminal is ubiquitous  at small shops all over LA.  Speculatively speaking, this strongly suggests that external access to NFC will likely be supported for third party readers, as I doubt Square would roll out a new POST with less than a year before all terminals in the US will be converted to NFC compatible. Now that they're saying they will support it, it makes even less sense. So the only explanation...
Not without an iPhone it doesn't. And is you've already got an iPhone that does it, you're going to be a whole lot less interested in the Watch.
New Posts  All Forums: