“Despite the fact that it is, at least so far, a U.S-only affair, I think it’s fair to say that Apple Pay has become a rousing success,” Marco Tabini writes for Macworld.

“With dozens of partner banks, thousands of merchants, and millions of credit card enrolled in the program, the folks from Cupertino seem to have pulled off a feat that has, so far, eluded every last one of their competitors: Creating a digital wallet that is as easy to use and widely accepted as the traditional payment methods it replaces—and much more secure at that,” Tabini writes.

“Look beyond payments, however, and the interlocking puzzle of hardware and software that Apple has busily built into its devices over the last several years reveals all kinds of exciting new possibilities,” Tabini writes.

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Boycott CVS and Rite Aid and any other company that willfully turns off NFC in a effort to block the vastly more secure, much more private, and far easier-to-use Apple Pay service.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]

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