Apple has opportunity to make a mark in mobile payments
0. phoneArena 07 Jul 2012, 23:51 posted on
According to researcher Gartner, mobile payment transactions are expected to hit $600 billion globally by 2016, up from $172 billion in 2012; Apple's concerns range from the affects on battery life to a fear that consumers could blame Apple for a bad experience with a merchant...
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1. xfire99 (Posts: 544; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
Its just typical Apple, let others take the first step and later steal it. Making as its own innovation and then sue all others for patents breaking.
2. matrix_neo (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Very well said. Reaping of billions of money in the expense of other companies and suing those who want to compete with them. It's really typical and nothing new with apple.
9. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Don't get pissed because other fail at it, and apple takes it mainstream. That's called big business, and all companies do it. Get over it droiders
12. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
and apple will be saying, this is the right way to do it kids!
5. xtroid2k (Posts: 395; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
Soon people will see how rotton this apple is. Yet people keep biting
6. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 245; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Of course Apple waits for other manufacturers to release something, they want to see what they can steal, patent and sue over to get rid of the competition.
And retailers are waiting on Apple to release an NFC payment system, not many Android phones have NFC or a payment system for it as Google Wallet is still limited in what cards it will accept and ISIS is no where to be found. If Apple did do NFC, retailers would ramp up production in getting their stores ready for it. Because the iPhone is the most popular/well known/most used device. Not an Apple fanboy, this is just logic.
I love my Galaxy Nexus but I can't use it's NFC wherever I want and I can't use my debit card with it. So I'm waiting for Apple to put NFC in their next device, just so I can use my phone's NFC in more places and hopefully Google will update Wallet to support more types of cards in light of the new competition from Apple.
The problem is that Apple has been behind the curve for a while now, they're afraid to take a risk and leave their comfort zone. That's why they're suing so many Android makers.
7. bucky (Posts: 1514; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Get over it, if it wasn't for apple there wouldn't be wonderfull phones like the sgs3. They do steal, but somehow always seem to actually make it work right away as it was intended.
As for the suing, I don't agree with it all.
8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5482; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Get over it, if it wasn't for apple there wouldn't be wonderfull phones like the sgs3."
I wouldn't be so sure about that!
10. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I would, Bucky is right. They all steal though...
11. amish1512 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
ya right. make it work right away and than explode in the phone lol !!!