New commercial is asinine.

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  1. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    We all know about Samsung and their childish jabs at Apple and their products. Just a few minutes ago, I watched their latest commercial for Samsung Pay. It shows a bunch of people doing exactly what you do with Apple Pay, and about several transactions in, it shows an iPhone user trying to make a purchase, but they just hold and wave the iPhone over the thing. After viewing, I was just like "really?"
     
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    Samsung be like: They see me Trollin...they hatin
     
  3. Sharkey311 Suspended

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    They truly are the worst company in the world.
     
  4. clukas macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if this is the advert you are talking about, but I think its pretty cool.
     
  5. Sharkey311 Suspended

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    That doesn't seem like that is the one he was describing.
     
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  7. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, the one I saw just showed a bunch of people holding their phones over the scanner things
     
  8. Surf Donkey Suspended

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    Samsung Pay can be used on both NFC card readers and regular magnetic strip readers. Apply pay can only use NFC. It is a valid point and should be a consideration.
     
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  10. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup, that one.
     
  11. Apollonian macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay what's next? Obviously something Pay.
     
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    You obviously have no idea what Samsung Pay is. It's not like Android Pay or Apple Pay where you use NFC, it used the magnetic stripe so you can touch it to ANY terminal that you swipe a credit card on, even if it doesn't support NFC.
     
  13. samcheezay macrumors member

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    a huge market crash......
     
  14. AppleChic76 macrumors 6502

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    LMBO!

    The only thing Samsung has now that I would like to have is how they charge that new phone. That's sweet. Other than that, they never talk about how good their phone is. They only talk about how they are better than Apple.

    If you have to trash another company as opposed to just selling your greatness...
     
  15. Surf Donkey Suspended

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    I am curious, does everyone around here just ignore fact because of a brand?

    Apply Pay can be used in 700,000 locations

    Samsung Pay in over 30 Million

    How is that asinine or, really? "pure retardation"?
     
  16. Apollonian macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair to the posters that commercial really doesn't relate that.
     
  17. xienze macrumors newbie

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    That is genuinely cool. How does it work?
     
  18. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    I don't mind the commercial, tbh. Just highlights something that competing product can't do or can't do well.
     
  19. Surf Donkey Suspended

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    How does Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology work?
    MST technology generates changing magnetic fields over a very short period of time. This is accomplished by putting alternating current through an inductive loop, which can then be received by the magnetic read head of the credit card reader. The signal received from the device emulates the same magnetic field change as a mag stripe card when swiped across the same read head. LoopPay works within a 3-inch distance from the read head. The field dissipates rapidly beyond that point, and only exists during a transmission initiated by the user.
     
  20. xienze macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Surf Donkey. Really seems like a good solution that ensures they get a lot of penetration. It's a shame Apple didn't move forward with that technology first.
     
  21. Sharkey311 Suspended

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    The technology isn't pure retardation. It is the way they go about advertising their sh*tty products. They just have to include an iPhone in their ad and mock it.
     
  22. jmann macrumors 604

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    This Samsung Pay feature is super cool and I wish the iPhone could do it at traditional terminals as well. Good job, Samsung.
     
  23. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    You're right. They bought LoopPay which developed the technology, and it is pretty cool.
    https://www.looppay.com/faqs/

    That said, NFC is clearly the future and this MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) technology is just a stopgap measure that allows new phones to work with old payment terminals. The description above even sounds archaic, right? The phone generates a magnetic field to fake-out an older magnetic credit card reader into thinking a card is being swiped.

    There are also some limitations to MST - any terminal that requires a physical trigger to activate the magnetic reader won't work with MST. Gas stations are the most common, and many older credit card swiping terminals.

    So, LoopPay is pretty cool, and it was definitely a good move by Samsung to buy it. But in the long run, it won't make a difference.
     
  24. sketdansuu macrumors member

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    iirc, the whole magnet strip thing will soon be moot as most retailers are mandated to switch to chip and pin or face fines
     
  25. d0hv macrumors regular

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    But didn't Apple use to make fun of Samsung about big phones ? Now look at them.
     

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