From that list mentioned in the article I personally don't shop at them maybe except Wal-Mart. My money is on Apple pay for the future.
Anonym, 26 Oct 2014What part of "Apple Pay not accepted" did your thick skull did not comprehend?When replying to comments, it's also useful to read the comment that he is replying to. Some comments are meant for the thread, others are specifically to reply to other comments.
My comment was to a previous statement saying that Apple was making it complicated.
Surely you know how to use this? Kind of basic you know.
Iweird, 26 Oct 2014What I mean by complicated is that you need to use your gadget to pay. you get money from your... moreCash is definitely the most secure form of payment, but not the most secure way of moving around in some parts of the world now. If you wanted to go buy a computer you might have to go about with a thousand dollars or more in your pocket. While convenient, it definitely is not the safest.
This is why a lot of countries are moving towards being a 'cashless society', preferring more secure methods. Apple Pay retains a lot of convenience, through its use of Touch ID and is also more secure than credit cards currently.
Anonym, 26 Oct 2014What part of "Apple Pay not accepted" did your thick skull did not comprehend?Speaking of thick sculls, it is obvious that you have absolutely no understanding of the issues.
BTW, the same retailers shut off Google Wallet as well.... Most are not aware of it only because Google Wallet was never popular.
Anonym, 26 Oct 2014And what "privacy" may that be which Apple Pay has that others don't?
Please do h... moreApple Pay makes use of Tokenization employing cryptography, using one time code words per transaction.
This is used by other companies too. On top of this however, Apple Pay employs Touch ID, which adds an additional later of authentication.
Further to that, the fingerprint, is stored on a secure element, which is segregated away from iOS. This is opposite to Samsung's fingerprint tech, which is accessible to the phone OS, making it slightly more prone to hacking or vulnerabilities.
Google Wallet on the other hand, houses it's secure element in the cloud, which experts argue is theoretically less safe.
No payment system is perfect, but Apple Pay is currently lauded by the industry as one of the more secure payment systems.
The headline, while accurate, is misleading. The rest of the article is not too well informed either.
CVS and RiteAid have turned off their NFC POS, which affects BOTH Apple Pay and Google Pay.
A major sticking point seems to be that Apple Pay, as well as Google Pay, do not share most personal data with the individual merchants.
The merchants are shutting their NFC capability now only because Google Pay was never popular, while Apple Pay seems to have a much larger punch. Plus, the reason does not seem to be related to the individual merchants, but to the legal obligations they have to CurrentC.
None of these retailers, other than perhaps Best Buy, are that important, so it's really a non-issue for most.
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2014He seems to understand the situation much more than you do. Maybe you don't understand his de... moreAnd what "privacy" may that be which Apple Pay has that others don't?
Please do hilariously illustrate it with an iCloud analogy.
Anonym, 26 Oct 2014What part of "Apple Pay not accepted" did your thick skull did not comprehend?He seems to understand the situation much more than you do. Maybe you don't understand his desire for greater consumer privacy.
Iweird, 26 Oct 2014What I mean by complicated is that you need to use your gadget to pay. you get money from your... moreYou're assuming you always have enough cad on hand to pay for what you need. If not, you need to make a trip to an ATM. Also, you lose your CC, call the company and they will cancel the card and protect you from unauthorized purchases. Loose a was of cash, you are SOL. Also, some credit card companies give you 1-3% or more back on purchases or miles, points if you want. If you live in the US, it also builds your credit rating so you can make bigger purchases (car, home, furniture) at a cheaper rate. Cash is fine but credit cards offer a greater level of convenience.
most of the shoping is done online (more than 60% ) and there u still have to use ur credit card to make the payment ....when I go to a store to buy some stuff I prefer to pay cash not wave my phone so others can see how cool I am I use apple pay or use credit card , in my opinion the nfc in iphone its useless for me
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2014Apple Pay: Wave your phone, Touch ID, done. CurrentC: Open phone, open CurrentC, open the s... moreWhat I mean by complicated is that you need to use your gadget to pay. you get money from your pocket pay in cash and your done simple as that, dont get me wrong, I miss the good old days.
Also, like a few here have mentioned, retailers were angry that Apple chose to protect consumer privacy.
"CurrentC is specifically designed to make it easier to track customers’ shopping habits. While Apple Pay was designed with privacy in mind, CurrentC is essentially the opposite, and was built for the sole purpose of making you easier to track by storing your receipts and other data on the service’s cloud server."
So as far as I'm understanding you Apple Pay haters here, you're angry at consumer privacy being defended, yes?
Iweird, 26 Oct 2014Apple make it so complicated. Apple Pay: Wave your phone, Touch ID, done.
CurrentC: Open phone, open CurrentC, open the scanner, scan the code from the cashier, and wait for the transaction to be confirmed.
I choose Apple Pay thank you. Apple Pay was designed to make payments easier (of course also to make money, but Apple takes it from retailer), CurrentC was formed by retailers to fight Visa and MasterCard (not user convenience in mind).
AnonD-175158, 26 Oct 2014Hehe....GSMA is excited every time there something wrong with Apple stuff.... Actually i work ... moreExactly this. Plus, the Android fanboys here don't realise that they are also blocking Google Wallet with this new system. No bank supports CurrentC and you cannot use your credit card with it. It is for debit transactions only. As usual, the only reason this is making the news now is because of everyone's obsession with Apple. Judging from the comments here, Android fanboys are especially obsessed with Apple.
I had heard A-Pay doesn't share customer personal info haha hence the reason for the backlash.
Hehe....GSMA is excited every time there something wrong with Apple stuff.... Actually i work with few BestBuy and WallMart reps and the only reason why they are not going wit APay (at the moment) is the fact that ApplePay transactions do not share customer details with retailer and they are not happy about. BestBuy and WallMart wants to know where you live, whats your phone number etc etc etc and Apple will keep these details encoded!!!! So this is actually a GOOD NEWS!!!