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Giving an iPhone to someone as a gift is only appropriate if the person already has a high end smartphone with a data plan. Otherwise you are giving them a gift that they have to pay for a service plan to use and it may not be the color or the capacity they would have wanted either. In the US it is easy to return Christmas gifts, but I wonder if it is just as seamless in China. I think mostly in China they traditionally give money and then the person can go buy whatever...
Most retailers are connected to a third party merchant gateway like Card Services Inc. or to their own merchant bank that provided the card terminal.  They are not connected directly to the credit card companies except in the case of AMEX which processes it's own payments. 
I think there are many NFC mobile payment systems around the world. In order to use a payment system the user and the retailer would both need to have membership or support for the program such as a participating bank, Google or transit authority, etc. Just because a retailer has an NFC equipped terminal doesn't guarantee that they accept all NFC payment programs. I think it is similar to how Cirrus, Plus, Maestro, JCB, etc work for ATM machines. Right now Pay is US only...
No that is entirely stupid. It needs to be consistent across all similar products, Home button and ID needs to be on the front, We have a beautiful implementation of Touch ID in the home button. Why would we want to change that? Go evangelize the Android users. IPhone users are very content with how Touch ID works. It is up to Android to one up us if  they can. Let's see how that works out.
If you send me to a pay wall your argument is essentially dead. No one is denying that a little bit more space is required for Touch ID but, the end result is much better. Apple's design aesthetic is about proportion and consistency so they want all iOS devices to be exactly the same in terms of user interaction and also proportions of the top area and the bottom area being of equal size as well. In my mind there is less compromise in iOS devices compared to Google devices...
What a joke. First you have to calibrate your screen which requires a credit card. LOL!
Find what? I have an iPhone 6 and a ruler. Do you have a Nexus 6 and a ruler?
Dude get out a ruler. The total space on my iPhone 6 is like a 1/2 inch at most. The Nexus looks like 3/8" guess-timate. I was giving you the benefit of the doubt but I'm sure the CAD files are online by now. If you want to argue that it requires an additional 3/4" more, you need to go get the actual specs and then lets compare. It is a tiny amount of difference but I'm sure Apple has look and feel patents that would prevent Android manufacturers from duplicating their...
It appears that the Nexus 6 has a home button. It would not be an additional 3/4" Maybe additional .25 +/-  
I'm not sure this is true. The retailer has to be connected to a merchant gateway that accepts Pay. Probably most NFC equipped terminals are connected to an Pay bank but it is not necessarily automatic. For example Chevron is promising to integrate Pay in early 2015 but they have had NFC payment capabilities at the pump for several years. On a related topic, I got my my first chip and pin credit card today in the mail from AMEX.
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