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Acoustical signals transmit the reading to the Apple Watch, with it displayed as a waveform on the watch. The data is stored on the connected iPhone.
So much for the diagnostic port being used for more elegant band--watch data transfer.
Note to AI: acoustical signals are transmitted (and, thus, carry) the readings ... super weird to say the "signals transmit"...
zone said:... If this was not an Apple product people would be saying how great it is!
HomePod is a well-engineered product with fairly poor market fit + a terrible launch strategy.
ihatescreennames said:"Confirm intent to pay"?
Currently, when paying with Apple Pay, I simply hold my iPhone near the payment terminal and my credit card is automatically displayed, I confirm my touching my finger to the Home button and that's it.
With FaceID will I have to hold the iPhone near the payment terminal, then double-tap the side button, then authenticate with my face and then hold the iPhone to the reader again? This seems like a slightly more cumbersome procedure. I suppose I could double-tap the side button while pulling the iPhone from my pocket, authenticate and then hold to the reader, but will that work?
Overall, it doesn't matter terribly as I usually use my Apple Watch for Apple Pay. However, twice lately (at Big Y) my Apple Watch hasn't been successful and I've had to use my iPhone as a backup.
Your understanding is incorrect.
You double-tap the button and simultaneously look at your iPhone X .... FaceID does it's thing, and you're ready to tap the payment terminal.
It's that easy -- essentially the same experience as using your watch, just with FaceID mixed in (which will be effectively unnoticeable).