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 Exactly.  Apple wouldn't necessarily need to handle the transactions themselves through iTunes.  And if the Visa system is open, any device manufacturer (Apple, Samsung, LG, whoever) could use it.  NFC, Bluetooth, whatever.  Pick the best solution.  So what's in it for Apple?  How does an open system and a non-exclusive deal with Visa do anything at all for Apple? Apple already has a vastly superior security system.  iPhone 5S and iOS 7 are already there and they are very...
And not a moment too soon. Pretty much all of the pieces are in place for an Apple disruption of mobile purchase (and retail in general). Touch ID authentication and Touch ID API in iOS 8, Secure Enclave on-device encrypted storage, hundreds of millions of iTunes accounts with credit card numbers, Passbook for virtual vendor loyalty cards, iBeacon for in-store navigation and notifications, and EasyPay for zero-wait purchase and checkout (as used in 428 Apple Stores...
 That's exactly what I think.  I'd add that Steve was an expert in picking milestones between what Apple could ship now and what he wanted Apple to ship in the future.  And in working with Jony Ive to make those milestones interesting and successful products.  For example, the iMac's progression from CRT blob to all-in-one with LCD screen.  I wouldn't be surprised if Steve and Jony decided that the ultimate goal would be a fully recyclable 5mm thick iMac, essentially just...
 Some features and details of Apple products really felt like semi-bad ideas that Steve Jobs loved and insisted on.Brushed-aluminum skins on OS X, the infamous "hockey puck" iMac mouse, the dead-end skeuomorphism of old iOS, etc.The company eventually got rid of all of those features and details, all for the better. But Amazon had better clean up the GUI of the Fire Phone ASAP.  The thing reeks of Bezos' pet project ideas.Too gimmicky for a professional designer to have...
... aaaand the stock is up $2.80 today. That's roughly a 3% jump. Just FYI.
 This is what the CIO / CTO says when Wolf of Wall Street wannabes all bring their own iPhones.I imagine things are a bit different when the CEO wants to use an iPhone.
 Yup.  But the original post used the phrase "iOS hacker," so I quoted put the word "hackers" in quotes.And you were doing so well.  Here's just a tiny bit of the overwhelming data that indicates global warming: Arctic Temperatures Highest in 44,000 Years (Discovery)http://news.discovery.com/earth/global-warming/arctic-temperatures-highest-in-44000-years-131025.htm Global Analysis - June 2014 (record high June global average temperature)...
It's not the government you need to watch out for.It's the jailbreaker "hackers" and their unapproved apps.
 Awkward for me to pull my iPhone 5 out of my Levi's 501 left front pocket when I'm sitting down.Nearly impossible to get it back into the front pocket when I'm sitting down. Sure, walking around, sitting, etc. may be OK with, say, a 4.7" iPhone "6."  But it might be really tough to get it in and out of my pocket when seated.  Unless, of course, it has that rounded-edge backshell.  That should reduce friction, and I would also be able to avoid buying a case.  I only need a...
 Or "Hey, I'm not going to buy a new iPhone until I can try fitting both sizes in my pocket, and then make a decision." ​The pocket size issue will be a deal-breaker for many.I'm going to pre-order the 4.7" iPhone "6" for exactly that reason.(If the rumors of a 4.7" screen are true.)
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