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Very true.  And i've yet to see an Apple Watch in person (though they came out later in Canada I think and my city isn't very big). Many people pay for starbucks with their iPhones here though.  I personally would use Apple Pay as I HATE having to carry a wallet around, which includes my license, my healthcard, my debit and credit card and thats it.  I'm not holding my breath for our government to get our License and healthcard electronic, but my debit credit should. (here...
Agreed, but I've not ran into a merchant in the past 5 years  to take Debit and NOT credit in my home town, so I can't see how ApplePay versus regular credit card changes anything.In Canada we pay the exact same way with debit and with credit (i.e. NFC and chip always on both)
Why would the merchants want it harder for people to pay? I doubt they want it more difficult for people to pay. I've never seen one really caring about my security (back when you had to sign for things I think only Safeway ever checked my signature against my card) Saying they are worried CC companies will raise their fee% because Apple will also take a cut makes sense to me, though where are you reading that Merchants are blocking it (or are you one/know some?)  Because...
My understanding is that having NFC compatible terminals was a major barrier in the USA to having ApplePay take off.  Literally everywhere I shop has "tap" via NFC terminal - however the banks have been blocking it (from what I've read). I assume that if the banks get on board we will have a very high ApplePay compatibility rate over night (for participating banks). Am I wrong?
 They do in other countries when the dollar falls  
That's got to be bad for the built-in battery
Man Christian Bale would have been good
Exactly.  Mine is in the basement beside the Router (hey i saved a few bucks on the ethernet cable). Strongly considering a new bridge, but not sure beyond using Siri how it will be helpful.  So far I have no other HomeKit stuff - besides Siri are there other advantages to this router? But i think its only about $20 if I buy a new "starter kit" to get more bulbs, so I'll probably do it anyway when I feel the need to Hue-up another room
Its about a google-facebook company that slowly makes information about everyone more and more ever-present and the resulting potential dystopia that could ensue  (I'm not arguing he is right, but its very apropos to your vision of the future of electronics and not a bad read, either)
You should read The Circle by Dave Eggers! (Or see the movie when it comes out)
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