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It can do things without the need to take it out f your pocket/purse/backpack ... It's just there, and it just works!Receive and reply to notifications, monitor/report on activities and health data, securely buy things, find things (surf), give you directions/location information, receive and make phone calls, receive iBeacon alerts, respond to Siri commands, make a style/fashion statement ... Oh, and tell you the time!The iWatch is an iPhone (or iPad) accessory -- it...
WOT: There's more to life than just shopping ...
It occurs to me that we all are overlooking something ... We're discussing the technical aspects of buying things and, specifically paying for our purchases ... There is another perspective that could prove more rewarding to customers, merchants, credit providers and Apple, alike ... The social * aspect of shopping and buying. What if, while shopping, the shopping customer realizes that the items at hand would be of interest to friend(s) -- whether the ...
Here's a picture of the new iWatch:... 'Splain to me just how that would work
^^^ Oye, oye, oye!That's why Apple calls them iPhones and iPads -- not wePhones and wePads!
Even more than NFC, the iPhone 5S and, likely, every new iDevice will have TouchID.The cc providers could benefit from at least one higher tier of security with a TouchID Apple device:TouchID secured -- one-time, single-vendor-targeted, time-limited token exchange between an iDevice and and the vender terminal/backend processor TouchID secured ad hoc cc data exchange between an iDevice and and the vender terminal/backend processorBoth of the above, are more secure...
What's to prevent Apple from setting up a separate company as a bank/credit card provider?Maybe iBank The separate, wholly-owned company would be subject to regulation -- but not Apple, Inc.Same way Apple could establish an MVNO as a separate, wholly-owned company.
Easy, peasy ... as you pleasey.The watch, itself, has the largest battery consistent with good design/function ...The watch band(s) each contain auxiliary batteries -- which provide most of the battery power.Or, the iWatch contains a pCell which can receive power over the air to charge the battery continuously.
The gift that just keeps on giving ...As you describe above ... plus the other cc providers are also notified. What's to prevent them from offering their own [additional] cashback reward for use of the iPhone to make purchases their credit card? You buy an iPhone through BofA/Visa and get the $100 immediate cashback reward. Then MasterCard offers you a $100 cashback reward when you purchase $1,000 worth of merchandise on the MasterCard ... Same With Amex, Discover...
This is a very very big deal ...Both Apple and the credit card providers can incite customers to use their respective products and services -- by offering lower fees, higher/more cashback rewards ...I've posted elsewhere, that the credit card providers might/should be willing to subsidize the purchase of iDevice hardware tied in with use of their services.Say, BofA Visa offers a cashback reward of $300 for the first $1,500 charged using a iPhone 6.A friend recently...
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