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.
Cautious first step that will make many tremble. Nice article here:
Another interesting article about Apple in payments is this one:
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.
- Apple Takes iTunes to Other Kinds of Payments (bits.blogs.nytimes.com)