Don't Count Apple Out of NFC or Wireless Payments

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Bolaji Ojo
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Re: Don't count Apple out
Bolaji Ojo   9/18/2012 11:12:03 AM

T.Alex, Correct. One of the things holding back NFC use in the United States is that not enough terminals are available. In Japan, terminals are ubiquitous. Until this happens in Europe and North America NFC will remain a niche proposition for vendors.

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Re: Don't count Apple out
t.alex   9/18/2012 10:48:37 AM

With the widespread NFC in android, I think it is mostly used for file transfer, not payment. We need more merchants and stores to have NFC.

Bolaji Ojo
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Re: Don't count Apple out
Bolaji Ojo   9/17/2012 11:00:34 PM

I never count Apple out of anything. They will be in wireless payment eventually. It is likely they will try to do it in a way that hands over control of the ecosystem to Apple. That is the Apple way.

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Don't count Apple out
Barbara Jorgensen   9/17/2012 4:20:25 PM

It is true that Apple likes to control things and channel as much as it can through the iStore. I can see teh advantages: Apple and only Apple will be responsible for security that way, and no doubt can collect some kind of fee. On the other hand, the more "closed" Apple's system is, the more people might opt for Android.

I'm not sure why I see the cell phone/smart phone payment any different than a credit card or an online transaction, but I'm skeptical about the whole thing. It does seem like a great way to get rid of all the paper in my wallet, however.

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