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It'd be interesting to get an Asomething chip (or 2) in a box like an AppleTV or HomeServer where heat and battery were not a concern -- and just let'r'fly!
I worked for IBM up until the waning days of the maimframe -- We held a series of seminars that promoted the brute force of IBM's latest ... We borrowed a theme form Detroit's halcyon days ..."There's no substitute for cubic inches"
Your link: http://www.apple.com/apple-pay/iPhone 6One touch to pay with Touch ID. Now paying in stores happens in one natural motion — there’s no need to open an app or even wake your display thanks to the innovative Near Field Communication antenna in iPhone 6. To pay, just hold your iPhone near the contactless reader with your finger on Touch ID. You don’t even have to look at the screen to know your payment information was successfully sent. A subtle vibration and beep...
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I did some surfing, and found that modern NFC terminals, likely, include WiFi for integration with the merchant and processor systems.What I saw demoed was an iPhone 6 with NFC and TouchID waved very close to, or tapped on, the NFC POST terminal to make an Apple Pay payment.I have not seen any demo of an Apple Watch making an Apple Pay payment.As far as I can determine: Apple has not announced that the Apple Watch contains a NFC chip, NFC Antenna nor TouchID sensor....
Yes they did -- on the announcement keynote!But, they did not say how or when.They did not say that the Apple Watch has NFC -- just WiFi -- and, later, that WiFi is off-limits to the developers.The current developer support for Apple Watch does not expose the APIs for Apple Pay ,,, maybe later!AFAICT, Apple Pay on Apple Watch will be supplied by Apple Apps only -- at least in the first iteration.In contrast, developers have access to Apple Pay APIs for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ...
Hey @Sol..With all due respect ...There is no indication that I can find that:Pay data is stored in the secure location on the NFC chipWatch has NFCwhen you set it up via and iPhone 5, 5C or newer iPhone it will then be able to use PayYou will not require an iPhone to be present for Pay on Watchnor will Touch ID be required, as noted by the 5 and 5C not having Touch ID.[The current posture for developers -- is that Apple Watch does not support Apple Pay.
Thanks for the link and explanation ...The reason I am curious about this is:One: Apple is known for not including unnecessary hardware, like an NFC chip, in a device if it has no use or plan for it -- and NFC is a radio that requires an antenna -- or maybe piggy-back on another antenna like the WiFi antenna (don't know if that's practical, requires separate FCC approval ... )Two: The Apple Watch is purported to support Apple Pay using a handshake...
Some honest questions:What is the requirement/advantage of GPS on a fitness device?If its location tracking, is the use of GPS alone, accurate enough -- or is Wi-Fi assist also required?What current devices provide accurate GPS tracking capability and acceptable mobility and battery performance?Isn't it possible to provide an acceptable alternative to GPS tracking -- given a known GPS starting point, then using a compass, altimeter and accelerometers to determine the...
What, exactly, does "Apple atores Apple Pay in the NFC chip" mean?Do you have a link, or can you elaborate?
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