Apple executive Cue helps Apple Pay debut at Oracle Arena

Apple executive Eddy Cue, said to be a fan of the NBA's Golden State Warriors, was at Oracle Arena last night. Not only was Cue there to catch the Western Division leaders, he also was at the arena to help introduce Apple Pay to fans making purchases at the team store. Oracle is now the second Arena in the NBA to accept Apple's mobile payment service.

At sports arenas and stadiums, fans wait on line for food and souvenirs. The shorter the lines, the quicker they can get back to the seats that they spent a fortune on to watch the action. And that is where a mobile payment service like Apple comes into play. Instead of taking the time to take a card out of your wallet, swiping it and signing the receipt, Apple Pay is much faster. With the service, you stand by the NFC terminal pressing down on Touch ID, and you're all done. And for Apple Watch users, all they need is to have the timepiece unlocked with their iPhone nearby. Double tap on the side button of the Apple Watch and the transaction is completed.

If you have an Apple iPhone 5, which doesn't support Touch ID or NFC, you can still use Apple Pay to make a payment. Since the Apple Watch has NFC, sign in using your passcode on the phone or the watch.

Apple Pay has really raised the public's awareness of mobile payment services. Google Wallet, for example, had lived in anonymity for many years. Now that Apple Pay has the public interested in paying with their mobile devices, Google has purchased the technology and patents from Softcard. Samsung has introduced Samsung Pay and has purchased LoopPay.

By the way, Cue was wearing an Apple Watch at the game although he used his Apple iPhone 6 to make a purchase at the Warriors team store using Apple Pay.

source: Mashable via GSMArena



1. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

This is great. I hav Apple pay on my work phone and it works seamlessly.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Used it this morning at subway. It's an absolute joy to use, especially to avoid that damn tip jar.

3. NichoIasOliver

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Meh, Samsung Pay is better as it uses magnetic stripe.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man shut up.

5. AlikMalix unregistered

LoL. The way you said it is flawless. Hahaha.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Always trying to troll, fool hasn't even tried Samsung pay, and who the hell cares about a magnetic strip!!!

6. NichoIasOliver

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Can't face reality much?

8. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

How can he, when Apple is in his mind.. All he does is: think of Apple.

12. seven7dust unregistered

Samsung pay still hasn't even been shown off practically ,since samsung is a gimmicks champion lets wait and see if it actually works well or it's just marketing fluff , like most of touchwiz bloat.

15. reggiebaby319

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 03, 2015


9. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Anyway good thing for iphone user..

13. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Wow the author really tries to make it sound like nobody has ever heard of Google Wallet until Apple started with their payment system. Yea, the reason it started off slow was because the carriers blocked the app, as everyone knows. But ever since KitKat, Wallet has had more widespread use since tons of Android devices have KitKat now. Then the carriers dropped Isis/Softcard and then Google bought it. And as PA has reported earlier, Apple pay came at a time when many retailers were switching over to NFC systems anyway. So let's not act like this all happened when Apple Pay came into play. It did not get the ball rolling, it was already in motion. It helped with awareness of NFC payment, but that's all. I just have to laugh at how Apple whores themselves out and has to have their logo on the P.O.S. terminal, how much did that cost?...I tap and pay with my Android and chuckle at how Apple has finally caught up. Just like with LTE, bigger screens, etc...

16. drunkenjay

Posts: 1696; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

one of the main reason i bought the iphone 6 was due to apple pay and i was so bummed that apple pay doesnt even work in australia. i hope samsung pay will work in australia since the tap and pay did.

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