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Posts by Dick Applebaum

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?
Bingo!Secure, Private, Simple, Fast ... Convenient!
Convenience!
For those who've never dealt with IBM, here's a video that exemplifies the IBM corporate culture under T.J. Watson, Sr.:Then this, whenT.J. Left NCR as head of Sales:
And, having been there [IBM], walked the walk and talked the talk -- Tim, likely, understands the significance of all this better than any other competitive CEO!The original saying was "Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM"...   ... Long before AAPL and MSFT even existed!
Now, THAT'S how you do rEtail sales!
You are right with your first answer!These solutions will be sold to someone in the enterprise with a pay grade much higher than IT or the CIO/CTO.
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