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17 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 September 2014, 11:04

Subway to accept mobile payments in 26,000 US locations

Subway restaurants across the US are to begin accepting NFC mobile payments on 1 October, using new POS terminals that carry branding from mobile network operator-owned commerce venture Softcard. The terminals will enable the 26,000 Subway outlets in the US to accept a full range of NFC payments services, including Apple Pay, Softcard has told NFC World+.

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12 September 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 September 2014, 19:51

Transcript: Apple VP Kevin Lynch and CEO Tim Cook show off how Apple Watch can be used beyond payments

As well as using the device to make payments with the new Apple Pay mobile payment service, Apple Watch wearers will be able to use their smartwatch as a boarding pass and to unlock their hotel room doors, Apple’s VP of Technology Kevin Lynch explained during the unveiling of the new device on 9 September.

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11 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 11 September 2014, 19:09

Video demos show how Apple Pay users will make a payment with the iPhone 6

Videos of Apple staff demonstrating how Apple Pay will be used to make payments in stores and for in-app purchases have now been made available, providing further details of how the new mobile payments service will work.

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11 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 September 2014, 11:05

How Apple will generate revenues from mobile payments begins to become clear

An innovative biosensor security function built into the Apple Watch and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will work in combination with NFC and tokenization to provide additional security to Apple Pay transactions, it is now becoming clear — giving Apple the ability to negotiate special deals with card issuers that will generate new revenues for the Cupertino company.

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10 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 September 2014, 15:11

MasterCard launches MDES token platform for mobile payments

MasterCard has announced US availability of a token platform that enables card issuers to store tokenized versions of their customers’ card details on Apple’s new NFC devices as well as NFC phones and tablets from a range of other manufacturers. Visa has also launched a token platform today.

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10 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 September 2014, 14:26

No support for carriers’ NFC SIMs in Apple devices?

Softcard, the US carrier-backed NFC venture formerly known as Isis, won’t have access to the NFC support in the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch until 2015, a blog post by CEO Michael Abbott suggests — and, even then, it looks as though it won’t be via a conventional NFC-enabled SIM.

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10 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 September 2014, 11:51

Visa launches token service to support Apple Pay and more

Visa Token Service, the payment network’s new platform that enables card account numbers to be replaced with digital tokens that ensure the cardholder’s actual card number is never shared with merchants, is now live and will be used to enable Visa cardholders to make use of Apple’s new NFC mobile payments service.

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10 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 September 2014, 10:55

Apple NFC: No support for tags or pairing?

An examination of the preview version of iOS 8 shows that there is currently no support in the operating system for NFC tag reading/writing and pairing, according to tag specialist RapidNFC.

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9 September 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 September 2014, 21:02

Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP Eddy Cue introduce Apple Pay mobile payments and NFC

“It’s all about the wallet,” Apple CEO Tim Cook explained during the unveiling of Apple Pay mobile payments and the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch with NFC on 9 September. “Our vision is to replace this and we’re going to start by focusing on payments.”

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9 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 September 2014, 19:42

iPhone 6 to ship with NFC and support for Apple Pay mobile payments

UPDATED The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will include support for NFC, Apple has announced. The NFC functionality will let users make Apple Pay mobile payments in stores.

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May 4th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Apple Watch carries NFC components from NXP and AMS
  2. Tattoos confound Apple Watch wrist detection, making Apple Pay “unusable”
  3. 84% of banks and retailers plan to invest in mobile payment technology
  4. 92% of UK mobile users to make a mobile payment in 2015
  5. Chip and PIN faces slow take-up in US, says Forrester
  6. Digital Insights adds Touch ID to banking apps
  7. Yandex offers mobile payments at 1,300 Ukraine fuel stations
  8. Tencent’s mobile OS to offer payments
  9. Samsung Pay could work on smartwatches
  10. MCX appoints interim CEO after Best Buy announces support for Apple Pay
  11. MCX confirms it will launch CurrentC this summer in a “mid-sized market”
  12. Starwood guests unlock hotel rooms with Apple Watch app
  13. MCX member Best Buy to accept Apple Pay across the US
 
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