Leaked Apple Pay settings hint at iPads having Touch ID

Leaked Apple Pay settings hint at iPads having Touch ID
The first beta build of iOS 8.1 has been made available for developers earlier today. One such developer – Hamza Sood – did some sniffing around the secret nooks and crannies of Apple's latest OS and found clues about Apple Pay and the existence of Touch ID on the upcoming (unannounced) iPad Air 2.

What Sood found is a hidden pane, containing the Apple Pay settings – a place where the user can add / edit their credit / debit cards, set a default card, shipping / billing address, email, and phone.

The developer also uncovered a string of code for (supposedly) a pop-up message, which reads "Pay with iPad using Touch ID. With Apple Pay, you no longer need to type card numbers and shipping information.".

So there you have it. Sure, we've seen the iPad Air 2 dummies, depicting the new slates being equipped with Apple's circular fingerprint reader, however, we also now have a confirmation coming from the depths of iOS itself.

There isn't any information about NFC on the new iPads. However, seeing as it would be a cumbersome task to do in-store payments with a tablet, we rather assume that the iPad will use Apple Pay to help the user deal with online payments and 3rd party apps (Amazon, eBay, etc.)



source: MacRumors

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13 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Sure this new iPad will also have a #bendgate

3. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

wow man , that is really an old joke come up with new insults already .

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Its not a joke,, its an insult :)

7. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

it was funny and maybe insulting at first but since now everyone is is overusing it , it has ceased to be funny and become borderline annoying ( you know like that annoying laugh you can't listen one more time , guess i am thinking of chandlers girlfriend from tv series friends lol ).

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

thanks for that CX3.

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

What's next? Pay at stores with your iPad O,o ? Lol ridiculous..

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Yeah having options is ridiculous, what would you say about android OS then having ridiculous set of features and options? Options are nice, as long as they work well.

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Its ridiculous on an iPad, get off the gas ifan boy

9. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Lol yeah be funny to pay with ipad lol. I see people. Taking pics with ipads lol..

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31604; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bro, why even bother trying to explain? As you said, options are nice. I understand where you're coming from. +1

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I have a question, unless you spend an extra $130 to get the cellular enabled iPad, what good would Apple Pay be on a WiFi only iPad? Also, who would take a big huge iPad shopping when they can just use their iPhone? Hmmm. After all, having features just to say it's there isn't always good, no matter what brand. Android actually has usual features. Samsung devices had several gimmicky ones, but many are quite useful. The problem is people get use to doing something one way and thus won't try another way. But Samsung doesn't use those gimmicks to sell devices, they add them to make the device more useful in alternative ways and to make their device stand out vs other Android OEMS. Which has worked as they sell more phones than Apple and all Android OEM's combined.

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Credit card info is the last thing Ill store on an iOS device.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The iPad getting the Touch ID is an obvious evolution. I wonder when the iPod Touch is going to be updated.

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