Anonymous, 26 Oct 2014Flagship phones from other brands also command high prices. The 'myth' is that Apple doesn't p... moreActually (in many regions) you can blame the emphasis Apple put on storage capacity and (following Apples own logic and) given how they price their iPhones by storage capacity that's not a "myth" at all.
It's quite common to find that a 16GB iPhone is priced several euros above 32GB or 64GB Android flagships.
Obviously that's not the full picture, but then again should we talk about the "lock-in" of accessories (proprietary connectors with licensing), software (let it be phone apps or connection software to the computer) and even technologies then you pretty much see why Apple is just after your through any means necessary.
I work at an office Supply chain and we were forced by corporate to ensure our registers were ready for Apply Pay. Our registers also support Pay Wave and Pay Pal, but we rarely can get it to work. And big surprise, we can't get Apple Pay to work through our registers either.
michael99uk, 26 Oct 2014That's because you leave in a First World Country where you can get an iPhone on Contract for ... moreFlagship phones from other brands also command high prices. The 'myth' is that Apple doesn't provide as much as other flagships, due to 'tech specs' therefore providing less value.
This argument is rather weak and only repeated by the most hardened of Apple haters. The rest of the world has moved on, with people enjoying their smartphones regardless of platform, iOS, Android, Windows or even Blackberry.
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2014Why do lots of apple users make the assumption that their peer users are wealthy and smarter t... moreThat's because you leave in a First World Country where you can get an iPhone on Contract for cheap. Ask you self this question will you shed out $700 for an iPhone?
Fanboyism in this particular issue is actually stupid, as that would be wishing for a monopoly in payment systems. It is actually more in our favour to have tight competition in this particular field, resulting in lower margins and better services for the end user, namely us.
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2014Rushing to get a bite? Apple is late in the game with this already with android and orher 3rd ... moreI am talking about CurrentC mentioned in the article. They are launching next year, and some of those retailers blocking NFC for Apple Pay are doing so, because they hope to use this platform.
Proud owner of Android but,
we need apple too for paving the way to "phone wallet".
Yes together it will get rid of plastic and paper money.
Gary, 26 Oct 2014No one is rushing in. Just the usual Apple forcing recognition upon themselves because they fe... moreHype is needed in markets where a quick acceptance is needed. All companies coming into this market will generate as much hype as possible, so its not really surprising.
And about making it all about them, I find that remark ironic, since it is the Android crowd that always talk about their dominant market share. Isn't that the very definition of 'making it all about them?'
darkraver, 26 Oct 2014Only stupid leave their CC info on the web, or in smartphone app...to be hacked anytime...
... moreSo Google Wallet, PayPal, and any number of online payment systems are ok, just APPLE's is not safe am I right?
And why are you so worried if Apple introduces fixed sims or not?
I use Apple products, but if I don't like fixed sims and they introduce it, I'll buy something else. I don't seem to remember it being compulsory to buy. The market knows how to reward or punish companies, you don't really have to spend day and night worrying about it.
AmateurHistorian, 26 Oct 2014Fat chance CurrencyC will work. Apple users are generally wealthy and have good credit. No one... moreThe thing you fail to realize is, the whole "prestige" of a certain Credit Card is something which isn't universal through-out the different cultures/regions.
In many places of Europe, should you pay something with your "triple platinum" card it is more likely than not that the shop keeper will look at you in the fashion of "so you had to pay this with credit, I also feel your pain -- the economy is bad for everyone".
AmateurHistorian, 26 Oct 2014Fat chance CurrencyC will work. Apple users are generally wealthy and have good credit. No one... moreApple are investing NOTHING into this.
Apple are not installing one piece of hardware
Apple are only in it for the money as APPLE will receive 15c per $100 spent but these fast food will stil have pay the banks the standard high cost transaction fee.
A relatively small sale cost a lot ans when you see the NIL FEE for cash
Apple did not even disguise yge fact it is a money stream ehteelse would you incorporate the only NFC profile that supports Apple Pay and DISABLE all the other NFC profiles from the iPhone6 ..
I guess sharing is not for everybody.
Apple pay requires a credit card to work,
Credit card do not need Apple or I'm guessing here a need to be recharged each night
Quivering lips I can't use mt iphone to pay for my fast food etc . Boo hoo, argh I want my mommy !
I've been using google wallet at Rite-aid and CVS, Mcd and Jamba Juice. Disappointed RA and CVS are discontinuing google wallet!
Only stupid leave their CC info on the web, or in smartphone app...to be hacked anytime...
Wait till apple introduces fixed sims...
So your phone number will be device dependant, no changing devices there, you want your old number...you have to buy only iphone....
Then you ll really be a slave to the apple system
Google Wallet to me is more convenient than apple pay. I don;t like using passwords to unlock my phone and apple pay forces that. I think NFC payment is a gimmick but it is sure as hell convenient when you leave your wallet at home.
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2014What's the big deal, its just payment platforms battling it out, as they have done for years. ... moreNo one is rushing in. Just the usual Apple forcing recognition upon themselves because they feel they came up with something even though others have already. And as we have seen before Apple need to make it all about them.
AmateurHistorian, 26 Oct 2014Fat chance CurrencyC will work. Apple users are generally wealthy and have good credit. No one... moreBit of an arrogant statement. Your username should be ArrogantHistorian ;) because you really don't have to be rich or have a good credit record to own an iPhone. It's blatantly obvious you live in a little bubble.