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True. But a 74% drop is not to be ignored. I do think it is clear that Samsung did not know. It's true there were no leaks, but Samsung's reaction to the announcement indicates that they were blindsided.
Apple does have a credit card number. And that's subject to credit-card rules for unauthorized use. But no debit card, or ACH access. And certainly not my SSN 
Have made - yes. Still making - not so much. Lots of revenue, not much profit. Nor do I. But "lots of revenue and not much profit" is not a good long-term strategy. That's another division. They're making the chips that Apple designs (and other standardized chips). Remember - Samsung did not know that Samsung was making 64-bit chips until Apple actually announced them on-stage. This was an Apple design and Samsung was just doing the fab work.
Very true My belief is that NeXT actually bought Apple for minus $400 million. This become clearer if you look at who the execs were in the years immediately following.
Any bets on how long it will be before we see "Samsung Pay" ?   With "improved print recognition" ?
Fair enough. But having to give up your SSN and driver license info as part of the deal ? For their big-database-in-the-cloud ??I do not share your "good opinion" vibe. I'm not criticizing others for it - but it's not for me.
A huge responsibility but unfortunately not that much liability. If they're breached then they just tell you that it's your problem to solve. Sorry for the identity theft. Ninety-nine-percent security sounds great until you realize that for every million customers, ten thousand are compromised. That's a "seriously bad" number.
Maybe, but I'm not so sure. Apple has major deals with suppliers and builders such as Foxconn and these have worked well. The difference with this case is that the public sees some of the details which are usually confidential. Apple will take risks on groundbreaking technology that has risk. But they develop and validate in a measured way to see if it will be viable. Some turn out well and others are shut down.  What I think we have with GTAT is a case where  the deal was...
... and PayPass/paywave. I am not sure just when but I think these came first.
And that is a HUGE vote of confidence in Apple Pay. 
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