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rwes said:apple ][ said:I wonder how it'll work. Can I purchase a metrocard for my Apple Watch and just use that whenever I walk through a turnstile? I hope so.
Timeline (source: https://www.amny.com/transit/metrocard-replacement-omny-1.29297988):
MetroCard phase out timeline:
—Late May, 2019: Initial pilot on Lexington Avenue line and Staten Island Buses
—2019: Incorporate payments via digital wallets, like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay
—Fall 2019: OMNY account management live on new MTA website and phone app
—December 2020: OMNY readers launch at all subway stations and bus routes
—February 2021: OMNY cards launch, on sale at local retailers
—February 2021: Launch OMNY/eTix 2.0 for Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North
—Late 2021: Incorporate other transit networks in region
—2022: Install 2,180 OMNY vending card machines in MTA stations
—2023: Retire MetroCard
There is one big annoyance though. You swipe your Metrocard for each turnstile on the right since most people are right handed. So the NFC reader is going on the right of each turnstile as well. However most people who are right handed wear their watch on their left wrist. That means if you want to pay with an Apple Watch instead of your phone you’ve got to do some awkward turn sideways and stretch your arm to the other side maneuver to get close enough to the reader.
rogifan_new said:I just want Apple to invest in good content. Unfortunately some have decided that good is only synonymous with sex, violence and language. Now I’m not arguing that programming Apple invests in should only be PG Disney type stuff but I don’t think a show is less worthy of being good because it’s not rated TV-MA. Sometimes I’ll be watching a show on HBO and think they’re throwing around the f-word like crazy just because they can not because it makes the show better. Just invest in good programming Apple.
foregoneconclusion said:The premise of this article is the exact opposite of how the market for film/TV entertainment actually works. 'R' rated material is not the most popular with consumers in terms of sales. 'PG-13' or below is the typical goal for the broadest sales appeal. That's why the overwhelming majority of films that are considered to have blockbuster potential are not 'R' rated.
If movies theaters were a subscription and the box office and the person that rips your tickets didn’t exist to act as gatekeepers I guarantee R would be the most popular rating. Writers and directors have complained for decades about being forced by studios to write and direct for a certain MPAA rating rather than strictly their creative vision. That is why you see so many stars, writers and directors doing TV these days. Because Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, etc. give them the creative freedom they seek without and “notes” and limitations from the network or studio.
coolfactor said:I just want to say this story is a great reminder that there are good people in this world, even with all the chaos and anger that fills the news. Kudos to the guy who found it and called.
Edit: I just tested lost mode with my watch and it does indeed put your phone number and a customizable message on the watch screen. I guess the watch must have connected to a public hotspot when the guy found it, otherwise I don’t know how it would have gotten lost mode turned on. Presumably if he had the cellular version it would have been deactivated on his cell phone plan and it appears the lost mode has to be turned on via a connection to the internet, not a Bluetooth connection to the phone.