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Cable is not totally immune. Here in Minneapolis, we have 2 ISPs rolling out fiber internet (1000/1000) at the same price as Comcast in the area. It will take them years to cover the who area, but it will force Comcast to be more competitive or offer the same product.
To say that the content you get OTA is the same as what is on cable is ludicrous. You are either just lying or you don't watch any of the shows that come on cable. OTA isn't going to have ESPN, Comedy Central, AMC, A&E, NatGeo, Discovery, etc. Now, I'm not saying that there isn't enough content on OTA to keep people happy, but it isn't anywhere close to same content you get with a traditional cable/satellite package.
No live tv, shows a day after they air, and no NFL means this is just a half assed attempt to appease users. Until you give people the exact same product that exists on cable and satellite, it just won't be the same offering.   HBO's offering isn't exactly live, but it appears online immediately afterwards the episode airs (which is good enough) and maybe that will change with their new offering next year.
I'm the say way. Since iTunes Match came out, I haven't had a 64GB iPhone since the 4S. I usually get the 16GB phone but 64GB was too much to pass up. Very smart Apple, very smart.
This certainly answers more questions. Apple is getting paid without having to get into the merchant processor business, very smart move on their part. These keeps everyone pockets lined without Apple stomping on anyways toes by getting doing merchant processing themselves.
You're credit card does not contain your address and is not transmitted during a sale. There are laws surrounding what you can and can't keep in regards to credit card info. I think it's much more likely that Wal-Mart isn't taking Apple Pay because it would require an overhaul of their equipment and Wal-Mart probably already has a game plan in place for these types of payments later down the road.
That's not true. If a retailer doesn't take Amex, then it doesn't matter if they swipe the card or use Apple Pay, it won't work. Places that don't take Amex generally don't even have the ability to process Amex cards because they never signed up to do so. Why Wal-Mart and Best Buy aren't going to adopt it is anyone's guess. I don't believe Wal-Mart's registers have NFC, so it would be a large undertaking for them to add it and Wal-Mart is a very frugal company. I hear Best...
You'll see a lot of companies start to accept it between now and next year when chip and pin comes around, because hardware will need to be replaced anyways. Wal-Mart is the world's largest retailer, it takes them time to integrate something. I'm sure they will eventually do it, but they'll want to see how it does in the wild first before they commit.
It says Apple will be the first to utilize tokenization, do we know what's different between Apple Pay and Google Wallet in relation to tokenization? If Google doesn't use it, what do they use?
Many of these questions are easy to answer IMHO. Apple Pay is just another way to pay, like with credit card, check, cash, etc. It doesn't replace a whole POS system or anything like that and Apple Pay doesn't change the way a consumer shops besides having an alternative to physically swiping their credit card. Apple Pay does not replace the need to stand in line unless the business creates a mobile in store shopping experience (like what Apple does in their retail...
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