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Apple in payments

Hello all,

I am not sure how many have seen this but I think it’s worth noting that Apple has made their first (baby) steps towards payments.

Apple Store

Image via Wikipedia

They will now offer a payment service on iPhone, only in Apple Store to scan a barcode and pay for the item on the spot. It overs some “specifically selected accessories” too.

Cautious first step that will make many tremble. Nice article here:

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-apples-only-dipping-a-toe-into-mobile-payments-but-it-could-make-a-spla/

Sincerely,

David Pardo

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Update

Another interesting article about Apple in payments is this one:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-boland/apples-mobile-payment-plans_b_1090003.html

A Point of view that Apple will not play in NFC but will try to enforce a “pay with iTunes account” even for non Apple merchants. Clearly a long stretch in my mind but if Apple comes up with a stellar user experience it may happen.

Sincerely again

David Pardo

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