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It's actually worse than that. It's not just the rates - but the liability. If a bank doesn't issue chip cards - it is liable (come October 2015). If a merchant doesn't have chip-capable terminals - it is liable. Word travels quickly so that merchant will have a lot of - ahem - "business". To your point - Europe has shown the advantage of chip+PIN. So I am at a loss as to why the U.S. is doing chip+sign. It's not that terminals don't have number pads - almost all have them...
Very true. Unlike the "CurrentC" system coming from WalMart, BestBuy and others which cuts the existing players out of the system. Yes - I expect so. The rollout hasn't been announced there and I expect that Apple will keep it U.S.-only for a short time while they work out the inevitable early bugs. But then it will be very quick because of the existing infrastructure, as you say.
I lined up for three hours at the Apple Store on launch day, before they said they were sold out. Most went to China, from what I could see(*)   Then tried to buy a full-price one at the T-Mobile Store nearby. They had in stock the one I wanted but would not sell it without a plan or contract.   Sorry Mr Legere -- you lost the sale right there. I now have one on a different carrier.   * funniest thing in the line was a lady with a Samsung Galaxy phone (3, maybe 4)...
Definitely should be an option.
I would like this feature to also send "last known location" when it is powered down, even if the battery still has charge.    Edit: just turned it on for my iPhone
No. If it's a certain size then it's that size. It's not "a times 32-bits" vs. "b times 64-bits". It's the certain number of bits, bytes or whatever - regardless of the width.
As I understand it, Apple Pay IS available to developers. It's "raw NFC" that is not available - at least, not yet.
p.s. some follow-up thoughts regarding RFID and NFC cards. These are not the same although they have some commonalities. There's a lot of detail at Wikipedia so look there if you're interested in gory detail. The bottom line is that those that have been in the U.S. for some time, such as PayPass/payWave/ExpressPay are RFID cards that identify the card. These are EMV-compatible but there are transaction limits (amount, frequency, etc). One downside is that the card can be...
Hi Maestro - the October 2015 date has been reported in a number of places but there hasn't been all that much public discussion about it. At least until the Target and HD breaches. But here's a link that explains a lot ...http://www.paymentsleader.com/will-retailers-be-ready-for-emv-by-oct-2015/ "One key component in the EMV discussion is its accompanying liability shift. This liability shift means that those issuers and merchants using non-EMV compliant devices that...
It seems that third-party apps can use Apple Pay, but can't use NFC for something else. I would guess that this is because Apple doesn't yet have the API and SDK to the point where they want it publicly available. As well as just being cautious.
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