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Posts by Dick Applebaum

^^^ 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...
Funny ... your use of the term iPhone accessory takes me back a bit ... maybe we should expect punched-card readers and punches, console typewriters, paper tape (chad or chadless) readers and punches, printers, random-access disk drives, magnetic tape drives, data cells ...
Here's my 64 GB iPhone 5:Oddly, my iPhone 5S shows .6GB less for OS 8 -- probably dropping 32-bit cruft.In any case, this is a beta with lot's of extra code for debugging, etc. I suspect that the released version will be skinnied down quite a bit -- but don't have any idea how much,Since we don't have a GM, I assume that there are things in the iOS8 to be shown on Tuesday that are not in the developer beta -- sophisticated payment/security capability, 2-up app display,...
I stood in line on day 1 and bought 2 8BG original iPhones.Didn't you buy an original iPhone?
On an iPhone, iOS 8 beta 5 takes 8GB. I suspect the released version will take 6-7GB.Certainly, an iWatch will have less hardware to support (no GPS, cell radio, etc.?) smaller buffers, less sophisticated multitasking and device management ...I suspect that iOS iWatch will take 3-4GB storage. That leaves 4-5GB for apps and data ... not too bad ... and the iPhone/iPad in your pocket/purse/backpack can be used for supplemental data storage for the iWatch (mail, messages,...
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