Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Apple Pay to the Rescue

Craig Hockenberry, in a guest piece for iMore:

Last week, I received an all-too-familiar call: One of our credit cards had been used to make a fraudulent transaction. […]

Luckily, my spouse had a backup card in her purse and could use it for the remainder of her trip. I, on the other hand, didn’t have another card—and I was on my way to the market to buy dinner. My fingers were crossed that the meager amount of cash in my pocket would be able to cover the charges. […]

Of course… I’m also the kind of person who likes to experiment with new technology. And, since I had my iPhone in my pocket, I decided to see what Apple Pay would do with a cancelled credit card.

I held my phone up to the reader and… it worked flawlessly.

Even after American companies eventually dump their shitty swipe-based cards in favour of EMV cards, the security benefits and lack of hassle are a huge boon for Apple Pay.