Wireless payment has exploded since 2015. You can buy fitness watches, smart bands, and Smartphones with little wireless payment chips built-in. Apple and Android have released a wireless Paying method, which they are pretty proud of. But how safe and hack proof are they really? And is it worth it?
Apple Pay was released first in 2014 on the iPhone 6 in the US. It was something weird paying with your smartphone, but that is kind of normal today. There are sadly not many shops accepting Apple Pay. Apple promises that no information about your card or transactions is saved on their servers.
Let’s come to the newcomer: Android Pay. It got released in 2015 and brings basically the same features as Apple Pay. It uses a virtual account number instead of your real credit or debit card number. Android Pay doesn’t get accepted by many shops either.
Let’s be real: About 1% of the world’s population use Apple or Android Pay every day. The rest uses normal credit/debit cards. It’s a little playground for grownups, but until now not the future.
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