Two great back-to-back articles from Tera Thomas O’Brien. One on Apple Pay’s obvious problems. The other on Watch becoming the iPhone.
You’ll never be able to use Apple Pay everywhere because too many merchants are greedy and put their company’s needs higher than their customers. Most retailers and businesses handle MasterCard and Visa with no problem, but Apple Pay rides on top of both and needs agreements with various banks so credit cards will work appropriately.
Merchants are greedy. Surprised?
In short, with iPod, iPhone, and iPad, we’ve offloaded functions previously only handled by Mac or PC. Watch simply carries that new 21st century tradition onward and upward, and it’s not crazy to say that Watch will be standalone, come with more sensors, add more capability, and continue its practice of helping us keep our iPhones in our pockets.
That’s insightful. iPod offloaded music from the Mac to a portable device. iPhone and iPad continued that trend of moving Mac-based functionality to mobile devices. Now, Watch takes iPhone functions and moves them to the wrist.