|Sep 10, 2014, 07:17 PM||#1|
Apple Watch Will Use Skin Contact for Apple Pay Security
When Apple announced that the Apple Watch would be able to use Apple Pay, the company's new mobile payment initiative, many wondered how secure the payments would be if the device lacked the security of Touch ID, which is used in the iPhone 6's implementation. Now, several members of the press have confirmed how the system works.
Both Rene Ritchie of iMore and Cult of Mac report that when a user first puts on the Watch they must type in a PIN code to authorize Apple Pay. Once it's on, the Watch uses constant skin contact, which it can sense using the four sapphire-covered lenses on the underside of the device, to authorize payments. However, once the device is removed from a user's wrist, they must re-enter their PIN when putting the device back on their wrist.
The Apple Watch is due to arrive in early 2015 and will start at $350.
Article Link: Apple Watch Will Use Skin Contact for Apple Pay Security
|Sep 10, 2014, 07:22 PM||#13|
I have bony wrists. With most watches I wear the back is rarely plastered up against the back of my wrist. How tight are people going to have to wear this thing? I think there's going to be a lot of re-entering your pin.
|Sep 10, 2014, 07:24 PM||#14|
Love the idea. and I thought the mini card banks sent out was awesome. Plastic cards no more.
|Sep 10, 2014, 07:24 PM||#15|
Lets see the details first.
since the sensors are on the back of the watch, I am curious to exactly how this will work.
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|Sep 10, 2014, 07:27 PM||#20|
|Sep 10, 2014, 07:28 PM||#23|
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