Headlines >>›› Apple VP Tells CNET that a Touch-Screen Mac is UnlikelyApple Upbeat at it Readies First Mobile First Apps for the EnterpriseThis Brilliant ‘Smart Shoe’ Accessory Will Let You Call Uber Just by Clicking Your HeelsIngenious New App is Every Math Teacher’s Nightmare Come TrueIn the Future, Apple Wants to let your iPhone Control your CarNew Mac Mini’s RAM Is Soldered, Not User UpgradeableGoogle Publishes Android 5.0 Preview, Updates SDKUpdated Android Lollipop Developer Preview is Now Available for the Nexus 5 and WiFi Nexus 7 (2013)You Can’t Install OS X Yosemite on Your Mac Because You’re Already Running ItA Comprehensive Guide to Using 2014’s Coolest New iOS and OS X Feature

Apple Dabbles in Mobile Payments in Japan

Apple has introduced a rudimentary mobile payment system in Japan. The system exposes the user’s iTunes account via a 2D barcode on a Passbook card, and allows users to carry a positive cash balance, much like a Starbucks account used through Apple’s Passbook app. For now, the system can only be used to purchase apps and content through Apple’s iTunes and App Store, and deposits must be made in person at Apple Stores. Although the current system is quite limited, it marks a new step for Apple toward full mobile payments, and gives a glimpse of how such a system could work.

Source: http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=14337

VN:F [1.9.13_1145]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.13_1145]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)