Apple Pay, the first mobile payments solution that you’ll actually use
Perhaps the most interesting thing Apple introduced this week is Apple Pay, a payment solution that uses familiar NFC technology, but skips the previous hurdles to actually making payments with your phone.
Apple is taking just 0.15% of each transaction and seems interested in little else other than making mobile payments awesome (which in turn drives iPhone sales).
Android fans seem annoyed by the notion that Apple has NFC now, claiming that they’ve had it for years. The only difference is Android’s had it for years and still failed to get anywhere with it thanks to a mess of standards and lack of co-operative banks.
Apple Pay has a strong chance that real people will be using it, in the near future. Stay tuned on this one, it won’t seem like its going anywhere at first, but it’ll eventually be everywhere. Everyone will be clamouring to copy it.