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Sol, I've been re-reading our posts on Apple Pay on the Apple Watch. With the image from Apple's site, and the text you underlined -- I think you are correct to infer that the Apple Watch can process Apple Pay payments without an iPhone connection.That bothers me, because everything else that I've heard or read, leads me to infer that an iPhone is required.The inability to get direct answers to direct questions, suggests to me that Apple is intentionally being vague...
No, * first I've heard of it ... Maybe I should be -- once dated a girl named Catheter Cathy ...She's the pianist!EditL* shoulda' said: Depends ...
I agree with that! It should significantly reduce online payment fraud!In addition, I suspect that the Apple Pay payment process might be enhanced to allow users Opt-In tracking of Apple Pay purchases for loyalty/rewards.
To WIMC: Saw your post ... Noticed that you are of Scandinavian lineage ... I grew up in St. Louis Park, a suburb of Minneapolis -- attended Lutheran Sunday school and 70% of my friends were:  ~son, ~sen, ~dahl, ~stad, ~stead ...  
PayPal is insecure because your credit/debit card and bank information are stored online on the PayPal web site and thus are exposed to hacking -- as are any public web sites that store your card and bank information. publicActually, the Target and Home Depot private web sites are less-suceptable to hacking than PayPal.Freudian slip: I kept typing web slite -- PatPal on my mind.
In-store Apple Pay requires a NFC-Chip and a NFC Antenna in the iPhone to connect with the NFC Chip in the POST TerminalToday, only the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can be used for in-store Apple Pay.As has been pointed out in this thread, only these iPhones contain the requisite NFC Chip and NFC Antenna.The coming Apple Watch contains the requisite NFC Chip and NFC Antenna.When the Apple Watch becomes available in April, Apple will use the Watch's NFC capability to extend Apple...
Sure -- Actually, it might trigger a response by an Apple Engineer or someone else in the know ...
Well. I submitted the following to the WatchKit Apple Developers forum:Can you make Apple Pay payments on a properly setup Apple Watch without an iPhone connection available?Because of NDA, I can't discuss it much more than this -- even if the question gets answered ...But Paid iOS Developers can go online and follow it:https://devforums.apple.com/thread/260898?tstart=0
I await that preso!I think that an iPhone connection will be required to make an Apple Pay transaction on the first version the Apple Watch!If proven wrong I will be pleasantly surprised and gladly admit that I was wrong!However, I am willing to place a small bet in support of my position -- Interested?
1) BT could be used on the Watch to recognize iBeacons -- But I don't think it is a good idea because: Even BTLE will drain the battery faster on an iPhone when left on; You don't want a lot of unsolicited [iBeacon] notifications, so you'ld, likely, need to run an iPhone app to condition the Watch to only recognize selected iBeacons.2) Citation? The iPhone could be set to selectively recognize iBeacons from nearby Apple Pay enabled merchants -- and trigger a...
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