Remember when the company even announced Samsung Pay? It was with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge debut. Samsung promised a launch within the year and we got it. In addition to tap-and-go NFC payments, thanks to acquired technology from LoopPay, you can swipe your Samsung phone (S6 or later) down most magnetic stripe readers.
But the laggard mobile payment system still needs to mount a credible challenge to its forerunners Apple Pay and Google Wallet — soon to be with Android Pay. And to do that, it will need to hop, skip and jump fast while a new type of “payphone” [...]
One of the biggest changes to the smartphone scene in 2015 has been a dramatic rise in the quality of budget to midrange smartphones, as OEMs race to capitalize on the huge market of users who simply want a reliable phone without having to drop $700+, or sign a contract with their carrier. As phones like the Idol 3, Zenfone 2, and Moto G surface, we’re seeing more handsets with terrific specs (sometimes even outpacing some flagships), great software, and interesting new hardware designs. Accessible versions of the flagships many lust after, but simply can’t afford. [...]
As manufacturing of the iPhone 6 continues, leaked parts at different stages of manufacturing will be common leaks going forward. Yesterday we saw the three color options we should expect after finding the device’s SIM trays in leaked photos. Today we get to see the metallic rear shell of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in other photos, and things like NFC are included in the rumor.
Feld & Volk is a Russian-based company that specializes in selling luxury modifications for the iPhone. As such, the company claims to have good relationships with iPhone suppliers, and claims that [...]
Apple has never been famous for being the first company that ever launches a specific product nor category. What it has been famous for , is in figuring out the right way to do something, and we’ve seen it repeatedly with products like the iPhone, iPad and even the iPod. We’ve heard some substantial rumors that the company is working on a mobile payments system of its own, to battle defeated products like Google Wallet, and today we get more reports on what it will be like.
It seems that Apple has already reached an agreement with China UnionPay on a mobile payment [...]
Most of us have complained continuously because Apple has been reluctant to adopt standards like NFC in order to comply with the existing trend of mobile payments systems. We have heard of rumors pointing to an iPhone 6 and even the iWatch sporting NFC, but given the lukewarm reception that mobile payments has received, it begs to wonder if Apple is really adopting the technology for payments or not. New rumors point to Apple’s current status in this arena, and it seems that Cupertino has finally decided to wake up.
Reports have Apple looking to hire some industry [...]