iPad Why not Apple Pay In-Store?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by choreo, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. choreo macrumors regular

    choreo

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    Why will the new iPad Air 2 not work with Apple Pay for in-store transactions? What does the phone and/or watch have that the iPad does not?
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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  4. liquorice macrumors regular

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    And you'd look a bit of a twit hauling out your ipad to pay :D
     
  5. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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  6. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    You mean it has no antenna ;)
     
  7. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    Whatever it is to early in the morning lol
     
  8. cannono macrumors regular

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    NFC is just a readable chip I thought. Has nothing to do with LTE or connections. Why would they pay for useless NFC chips?
     
  9. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    They still didn't add the antenna to use nfc . Maybe the secure element is in the nfc chip and using the apple pay features on the iPad through that . You use Apple pay on the iPad by buying apps though Apple pay and Touch ID
     
  10. cannono macrumors regular

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    Well Apple Pay in apps is just software though, or so I thought.
     
  11. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    It still requires the secure element, which is the chip that generates tokens for purchases and where credit card information is stored. That is why cards can't be synced across devices (And I believe they won't even transfer if you switch devices with a backup.)
     

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