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shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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8/31/2014 | 2:18:07 PM
Re: misinformed!!
@anon5361141033 – yes Blackberry came up with NFC in 2011, I am wondering why apple takes so long to come up with a technology that already has been in existence. 
jeramyeggs
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8/31/2014 | 12:56:10 PM
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I have no stats to back it up, but mobile payments is huge in Asia. They have been doing it for a decade. If we only look at the U.S. then it is possible. We do live in a global economy though, right? I love how Apple gets hyped right before a launch. The question is are you getting an iPhone 6 for this yellow journalism?
jeramyeggs
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jeramyeggs,
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8/31/2014 | 12:56:07 PM
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I have no stats to back it up, but mobile payments is huge in Asia. They have been doing it for a decade. If we only look at the U.S. then it is possible. We do live in a global economy though, right? I love how Apple gets hyped right before a launch. The question is are you getting an iPhone 6 for this yellow journalism?
tzubair
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8/31/2014 | 11:26:33 AM
Re: Rapid deplyment of NFC by Apple
"Google is wasting too much energy on useless projects like Google Glass and Google barges.  Android has too many users still stuck using Gingerbread the Dinosaur."

@steffenjobbs: I don't think that's entirely useless of them to do so. Google has been known for experimentation and that experimentation leads to innovation and new products. If you curb that, they may stop growing as a company. For every successful product, there are several failed projects and that's a norm everywhere.
tzubair
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8/31/2014 | 11:22:58 AM
Re: Apple's already destroyed market share
"For example, since Android doesn't screen apps in the app store, there have been many that are reported to be either fake, misleading, or downright malware."

@sotheco: Unfortunately that is a downside of having an open market place where everyone can be a developer and put their apps up. If they start screening it may compromise on the freedom that people have and appreciate.
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8/31/2014 | 11:20:49 AM
Re: Apple's already destroyed market share
 

"Apple's active userbase is more than enough to support a mobile payments system for their users.  Apple isn't targeting the whole world - their own platform which will shortly hit 1 billion, was large enough years ago."

 

@rocwurst01: I agree with you. Apple has a huge user base to support the mobile payment system. I think it's a good move to start with that. Later on they can look for cross-platform support and try to integrate with the android platform. For now, I think it's a good start.
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8/31/2014 | 11:07:17 AM
Re: Apple's already destroyed market share
Rocwurst01, I meant comparatively from the past few years when Apple was almost the sole king of the smartphone industry, now it has lost a considerable market share. Getting it back will be difficult. Let's see if mobile payments become that reason which I don't think will become. We can't deny that Apple has a loyal customer base; just that it is contracting.
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8/31/2014 | 10:45:57 AM
Re: Apple's already destroyed market share
Stotheco, yes I agree that Apple has this positive compared to Android and when it comes to payments, security becomes a critical factors. We can also say that if Android wants to attract users interested in mobile payments, then it must take some harsh decisions regarding screening of apps based on its strength to fight viruses and malware.
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8/31/2014 | 10:45:37 AM
Re: Apple's already destroyed market share
"Apple's already destroyed market share .... The matter of concern is that Samsung and other brands have already taken many Apple's loyal customer to their smartphones"

Er, no.  Apple now has around 700 million active iOS devices only 30% less than the 1 Billion active Android users that Google reported recently.  Apple sold 238 million iOS devices last year and is on track to sell well over a quarter of a Billion iOS devices this year.

That is vastly more than the 50,000-100,000 Google Wallet users out there and is larger than the user-bases of Amazon, Paypal, NetFlix, Pandora, Zynga, Spoitfiy and eBay put together.

Apple's active userbase is more than enough to support a mobile payments system for their users.  Apple isn't targeting the whole world - their own platform which will shortly hit 1 billion, was large enough years ago.
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8/31/2014 | 10:33:39 AM
Re: Apple's already destroyed market share
You have a good point, although it's interesting to note that confidence in app stores aside from Apple is not exactly high. For example, since Android doesn't screen apps in the app store, there have been many that are reported to be either fake, misleading, or downright malware.
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