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  • A public reluctant to use Apple Pay is being enticed by the Apple Card

    tokyojimu said:
    I do often use Apple Pay because I’m a geek and because I know it’s safer, but the truth is it’s easier and faster to just whip out my NFC credit card and tap it. 
    I don’t understand this. Do you carry your credit card bare in your pocket or in a wallet? I usually use Apple Pay with my Apple Watch, which is already out, doesn’t need to be put away and only requires a quick double tap on the side button to activate. When I use my iPhone for Apple Pay there are still fewer steps required than if I used my credit card that’s in my wallet. That and it only works for me, unlike a credit card that works for whoever is carrying it, regardless of if it belongs to them or not.
    The exception is Costco.  You must have the card out just get in the store. At checkout, you hand the card to the checker so they can get your membership info. It is easier to to just slide the card across the terminal on its way back to your pocket.  Otherwise I use Applepay everywhere I can. 

    When I can get my hands on an AppleCard, I suspect that workflow might change slightly.  
  • Apple Card: no multi-user support, no penalty rates, foreign transactions, more

    lordpixel said:
    Maybe this is a dumb question but how can it be secure if it has a mag stripe? That means it can be cloned like any other card and the number encoded on the stripe stolen
    It does not have a mag stripe. Only a chip.  The article was incorrect. 
  • Apple Watch wrist sensors could increase security by scanning veins in the wearer's wrist

    Why do you say 1 in 10,000?  My watch PIN is 8 digits.  That makes it 1 in 100,000,000, does it not?
    Probably more than that.  Once you use something other than 4-digits, it is no longer possible to tell the length of the passcode.
  • Apple unveils new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, 50% more talk time & 'Hey Siri' [u]...

    Outstanding!...  My first generation were really getting tired, down to about an hour battery life, less if on the phone.  Black would have been nice, but I'll take 'em!  Ordered
  • Apple showcases bokeh-enhanced Portrait photos shot with iPhone XS

    Apple on Wednesday took the unusual step of officially announcing a series of photos shot using the Portrait mode on the iPhone XS, specifically calling attention to the Depth Control feature which lets people adjust simulated depth-of-field after a photo has been taken.
    Simulated?  It looks pretty real to me.