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Can Apple Pay Succeed Where Others Have Failed?

Apple wants to replace plastic credit cards with the Apple Pay mobile wallet and the new iPhone 6. Will it finally be the one to succeed?

Apple Pay

by Marguerite Reardon  @maggie_reardon
/September 11, 2014 9:17 AM PDT

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will come with an NFC chip that will allow users to pay for things by tapping their phone.
The new Apple Pay service is not much different from other mobile wallets already on the market, but it’s likely to have a better chance than any other solution of getting people to use smartphones to pay for things.
Google, PayPal and joint venture Softcard (formerly Isis) — made up of three of the nation’s largest wireless operators — are just a few of the companies that have spent years and millions of dollars trying to convince consumers that they should chuck their plastic credit cards and instead pay for things with a smartphone or mobile app.
Now Apple is getting into the game, unveiling Apple Pay this week at a splashy event that also introduced the Apple Watch and the big-screen iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to the world.
But so far, consumers have not seen …

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Podcast 1437 Sept. 13, 2014 3 Hour Special: iPhone 6, Internet Radio & Apple Pay

Show Notes:

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Hour 1

Keep Your Eye On the Apple

Phone lines are open.  You tell us: Will you be buying a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?  Didn’t Samsung do all of this before: Galaxy Note, Galaxy Gear (watch) and Google Pay?  So what’s the big deal?  $350 for an Apple Watch!  You gotta be kidding…or not!

Foster, Gary and Ed will lead the discussion and find out what our listeners are saying about Apple’s grand reveal this past week.

Click Here to Listen to Hour 1 iPhone 6 Open Line

Hour 2

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Urban Nation Radio

Internet Radio, The New Frontier:

Yakeem Tatum, host and founder of  Urban Nation Radio .Yakeem  is a Junior at Henry Ford Academy, associated with the College for Creative Studies.

Click Here to Listen to Urban Radio

Apple Payment: The Ultimate Digital Security ?


Rick Dakin, CEO and Chief Security Strategist of Coalfire (IT Data Security Firm) in regards to the security of the iPhone 6 pay-by-phone feature:

“A device and token-based payment system is inherently more secure than mag-stripe cards using 1970s technology, but consumers need to understand that even the most sophisticated technologies have vulnerabilities. Fraud always finds a way.”


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