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iPhone 6: How iPayments could replace credit cards.

September 01, 2014

 The new iPhone 6, which Apple is expected to unveil next week, will come with a built-in "iPayment" system that could end the need to carry multiple credit and debit cards, according to the latest reports. The system would let a user connect his or her iPhone 6 to a range of accounts, and then pay for goods and services by placing the handset on a reader to check out. Payments would be authorised using the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint reader. "Apple has reached an agreement with American Express to work together on its new iPhone payments system," the technology news site Re/code reports, citing "sources familiar with the talks". Bloomberg later reported that Visa and Mastercard are also onboard, and added... Continue Reading →

Apple makes September 9 event official: ‘Wish we could say more’

August 28, 2014

Apple has sent out media invites for its previously rumored September 9th event, so now it’s official. “Wish we could say more,” reads the especially cryptic invite. Unlike past iPhone events, Apple won’t be holding this one at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. Instead, Apple is inviting the press to The Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino near company headquarters.   The inside of The Flint Center. The choice of location is interesting given its Apple history. The Flint Center is where Steve Jobs debuted the first Mac in 1984, and the building is the main theatre for De Anza College, where Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak went to school. Practically, The Flint Center seats a lot more people than Yerba... Continue Reading →

iPhone 6 will finally make NFC payments a big deal

August 28, 2014

The iPhone 6 is going to attempt to replace your wallet, according to a report from Wired, claiming Apple’s mobile payment system will debut as a major feature in the iPhone 6, and NFC is a key piece of the puzzle. Apple’s mobile payments platform will take on Google Wallet, Square, and others this September by adding NFC and a secure element to store all your credit cards info on the iPhone 6, allowing users to make NFC payments with retailers with out having to fumble around with your cash or credit card.   Rumors of NFC’s inclusion in the iPhone have been a reoccurring theme of every iPhone rumor season since the iPhone 3GS. Apple has opted to use Bluetooth in previous iPhones instead, but the... Continue Reading →

You’ll be able to get your hands on iPhone 6 ‘between 16-19 September’

August 27, 2014

September 9 seems all but officially confirmed as the date when Apple will unveil its eagerly-anticipated iPhone 6, but when can users expect to get their hands on Apple’s next generation handset? According to a new report coming out of China — from PCinLife, the country’s top IT portal — Apple’s new flagship phone will be available in stores between the 16th and 19th of September. This tallies with another earlier rumor from May, in which a German retailer stated that the iPhone 6 would hit the market on September 19: suggesting that this date may be the global date.   Does this fit with what we’d expect? In a word, yes. The iPhone typically goes for pre-order the Friday after its unveiling, and arrives in stores for sale... Continue Reading →


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