Mobile Payment Startup Square Gets Apple Nod
Startup superstar Square struck oil earlier today. Square’s CEO and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey tweeted the credit card reader Square provides to work in conjunction with their mobile payment app (Square) will be available for purchase in all 225 Apple stores nation wide.
The reader, which is available for free on Square’s website
, will sell for $9.95 and come in both black and white. The $9.95 price seems to be more of a storefront Apple formality as Square is offering $10 rebates to those who visit their site with proof they purchased the reader from an Apple storefront.
The Square reader and the accompanying iOS or Android
- date: April 22, 2011
Apple's Mobile Payment Initiative Seen as Largest Potential Threat to PayPal
According to a research analyst, Apple’s upcoming mobile payments initiative could eventually give PayPal a run for its money. The Cupertino California company is reported have already inked deals with American Express, MasterCard and Visa along with having the support from retail outlets such as Nordstrom. The news is set to be unveiled on September 9th’s media event.
Analyst Colin Sebastian from Baird issued a note calling Apple’s rumored ‘iWallet” the “elephant in the room,” noting the following:
…while there is no shortage of competition in payments, we view Apple as perhaps the most legitimate potential threat to PayPal’s strong position.
According to data from IDC, the market for mobile payments is expected to reac
- date: September 3, 2014
WSJ: Apple Deliberately Holding Back on Implementing Mobile Payment System
The Wall Street Journal recently profiled Apple’s “go-slow” approach to mobile payments, pointing out that the company may be waiting on purpose to release their iteration. Apple announced the inclusion of a feature called Passbook to iOS 6, which allows users to keep loyalty cards, tickets, and coupon in one central app. Passbook doesn’t offer a full payment system which has been a rumored area of research for Apple. According to The Wall Street Journal, this is a very deliberate decision from the Cupertino California company:
Holding back in mobile payments was a deliberate strategy, the result of deep discussion last year. Some Apple engineers argued for a more-aggressive approach that would integrate payments more directl
- date: July 7, 2012
Morgan Stanley: Apple Pay is the Mobile Payment Solution "to Beat"
Although Apple Pay hasn’t even been made available to consumers, investment firm Morgan Stanley expects that the mobile payment solution will become the industry standard that will help push wider adoption of NFC-based payment systems. Researcher Craig Hettenbach recently issued a blue paper to investors in which he analyzed the effect Apple Pay may have on the mobile payments industry when it launches later this month. According to Hettenbach, the large install base of iOS users coupled with its existing infrastructure should allow Apple Pay to gain traction quickly.
He continued by writing the following regarding the matter:
- date: October 7, 2014
Square Launches a New Mobile Card Reader Compatible with Apple Pay
Square recently officially launched its new mobile card reader that is compatible with Apple Pay. This new device is something that could possibly help boost the Apple Pay platform’s support outside of major retail chains.
It should be noted that the Contactless Chip Reader supports not only Apple Pay but Android Pay, Samsung Pay and chip-based credit and debit cards. The device works with Square’s existing point-of-sale app and includes the company’s previous magstripe card reader for backwards compatibility. The Contactless Chip Reader (CCR) costs just $49, with each transaction carrying a 2.75% fee.
The Cupertino California company and Square originally teased the new reader at the Worldwide Developer Co
- date: November 26, 2015
Windows Mobile Developers Join Verizon for Apple Bashing
What's really disappointing to think about is when CS5 comes out with direct .app export. Do you realize what that means? That means that I could make an app. And that's a bit frightening.
- date: October 21, 2009
T-Mobile no contract phone from apple
So i finally got my iphone, last year i got my no contract tmobile iphone 5s and right after I get back home I restore it and it shows a Congratulations message which says that my 5s is unlocked.
This time I tried with my iphone 6, nothing shows up =(
I dont have any extra sim card I can try on..so I can only rely on the Congratulations message..so does that mean my iphone is locked? or is there other way I can check if my phone is unlock or not?
- date: September 19, 2014
T-Mobile's John Legere Talks Apple SIM, iPhone 6 Demand, and Landing the iPhone
T-Mobile CEO John Legere today took the stage
's Code/Mobile event in Half Moon Bay, California, where he spoke on the new Apple SIM, demand for the iPhone 6 Plus, and the importance of selling the iPhone.
According to Legere, the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was T-Mobile's biggest phone launch the company had ever seen, and Legere called demand for the iPhone 6 Plus "mind blowing." He said that it skewed very differently from what the company anticipated, and while he couldn't comment on the current demand ratio, he said at one point
- date: October 27, 2014
T-Mobile Offering $125 Discount On Apple's 16GB iPhone 6s
Preorder hasn’t even begun for Apple’s new iPhone 6s device yet, but for those looking to switch to a new mobile carrier, T-Mobile already has an offer on the table. The carrier is really looking to lure people into switching over to their network by offering the new 16GB iPhone 6s for just $524 on the 18-month JUMP program. The normal price of a 16GB iPhone 6s is $649, which means they are giving a $125 discount on the newly unveiled smartphone.
Customers will need to pay just $20 a month for 18 months and then at the end can either pay $164 to keep the phone or return the device to T-Mobile. The company already stated that this would be a ‘limited time offer’ that “won’t last long.” No actual date was specified, but is apparently their way of giv
- date: September 10, 2015
Google's YouTube Mobile Ad Sales Triple After Apple Removes Built-In YouTube iOS App
In a recent interview with YouTube’s vice president of sales, Lucas Watson, disclosed that mobile ad sales have tripled over the past six months. This suggests that the removal of Apple’s ad-free version formerly part of the iOS mobile operating system was a key factor in driving revenue. Mobile ads contributed an estimated $350 million to YouTube’s revenue over the past half year according to Bloomberg.
Although not mentioned by Watson, a key driver to the boom in ad revenue could possibly be Apple’s decision to deprecate its in-house YouTube app from iOS. In response to the move, Google launched a standalone YouTube app in Apple’s App Store just a few days before iOS 6 debuted in September of 2012, which fre
- date: June 7, 2013
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