“During Tim Cook’s Keynote address last month, the way he began the introduction of Apple Pay was quite interesting,” E. Werner Reschke writes for TGAAP. “He said Apple was on a goal to “eliminate this…” and then a picture of a wallet appeared on the screen behind him. He then followed by saying that Apple Pay was the first step in that process.”
“So what else is in our wallets and purses that Tim Cook thinks Apple can bring into the 21st century? Well besides purchasing power, our little leather pouches carry our IDs,” Reschke writes. “At first, drivers licenses come to mind… and that may very well be on the project plan at Apple Central. However our ID’s are also in the form of all the cards we carry around as members to various associations. Costco, American Airlines, Hilton Hotels, Safeway,… the list is pretty much endless with all the companies that issue cards with magnetic strips to identify us as members in their organizations and businesses.”
Reschke writes, “While Apple could take a big leap and try to get licenses and passports as part of Apple’s secure ID/NFC system, what we may see are baby steps at first with membership cards.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We have far too many membership cards to juggle! The service desk people at these places know us by first names since we never seem to have our plastic membership card with us when we need them. Do it, Apple, please!