Tag Archive for ‘Apple Pay’

Apple Pay Coming to Websites ➝

Jason Del Rey, writing for Re/code:

Sources say that Apple is telling potential partners that the Apple Pay expansion to mobile websites will be ready before this year’s holiday shopping season. An announcement could come at WWDC, Apple’s conference for software developers, which typically takes place in June, though sources cautioned that the timing of an announcement could change.

I hope my bank adds support for Apple Pay soon.

Square Announces New Card Reader ➝

The new reader costs $49 and has support for chip cards, Apple Pay, and and other contactless payments.

Apple Pay May Go Person-To-Person next Year ➝

Robin Sidel and Daisuke Wakabayashi, reporting for the Wall Street Journal:

Apple Inc. is in discussions with U.S. banks to develop a payment service that would let users zap money to one another from their phones rather than relying on cash or checks, according to people familiar with the matter.

The move would put the tech giant in competition with an increasing number of Silicon Valley firms trying to persuade Americans to ditch their wallets in favor of digital options.

This will be a big step forward for Apple Pay.

NYT: Apple Pay Rewards Program Planned ➝

Mike Isaac and Brian X. Chen, reporting for The New York Times:

Apple is preparing to announce details about enhancements to Apple Pay at its software conference next month. Those include a rewards program for the mobile wallet service, said two people briefed on the product.

The logical next step for all payment platforms.

Apple Pay Messaging ➝

Casey Liss, regarding a recent experience with Apple Pay:

Thinking back, I remember that my physical card had just been replaced in the last couple months. In fact, it was just before the failed Babies ‘R Us experience. Suddenly everything makes sense.

However, were it not for the friendly Whole Foods cashier, I never would have known the card stored in Apple Pay had expired. There was no messaging to that effect. All I was told was that I was DECLINED.

I can’t think of any reason why Apple Pay would tell you that your card is declined when it should know that it’s expired. But, that doesn’t sound like the kind of usability experience I want when I’m simply trying to make a purchase.

Tim Cook Interview at WSJD Live Conference ➝

Discussing Apple Pay, Apple Watch, television, and more.

Known NFC Spoofing Techniques Unlikely to Work with Apple Pay ➝

John Brandon, writing for Macworld:

Still, even if a hacker could snag your transaction data as it passes from your iPhone to the terminal, they’d get a single-use token with nothing to identify you by name. Connecting that to the credit cards stored securely by Apple might not be impossible, but the experts we spoke to agree that it’s a lot harder than just stealing some credit card numbers.

If you’re concerned about security it looks like Apple Pay is exactly the service you should be using.

How to Set Up Apple Pay ➝

With today’s release of iOS 8.1, Apple Pay is now available to anyone using an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. This video gives a quick rundown of how to set up Apple Pay on your device.