Apple Hire Sparks Rumors of iPhone With Mobile Payments
Aug 16, 2010, 5:29 PM by Philip Berne
Apple has hired a new Product Manager of Mobile Commerce, if Benjamin Vigier's own LinkedIn profile is correct. Vigier apparently has previous experience working with PayPal Mobile and Sprint MyMoneyManager, as well as experience working with NFC technology for SanDisk. Engadget suggests these clues could mean a future iPhone with mobile payment capabilities.
iPhone Owners Can Now Make Payments via PayPal
PayPal today announced that it has added support for Apple accounts. The change means people who use the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and other Apple devices will be able to make purchases from the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, and iBooks using their PayPal account.
Apple Announces (Product) Red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
Apple today debuted (Product) Red versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The devices are identical to the iPhones released last year, the only difference is the color.
Softcard 'Working with Apple' to Work on iPhone 6
Softcard, the mobile payment venture backed by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, today said it is "actively working with Apple to enable Softcard on the iPhone in 2015," according to CEO Michael Abbott. Softcard said Apple's decision to support NFC is "very significant and sets the stage for rapid scale adoption of mobile commerce." Softcard (the new brand name for Isis) has been available to Android smartphones since November 2013 and the iPhone via a special case since early 2014.
Apple Debuts Its Own iPhone Upgrade Program
Apple will let consumers lease an iPhone directly from Apple itself in a change that reflects the current dynamics in the U.S. wireless market.