Korean online payment service: 94% of those verifying purchases using fingerprint ID are iPhone Users

“Earlier today we reported that Apple Pay officially went live in the UK and noted that Apple Pay could go live in South Korea, China and Canada this fall (or early 2016),” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “Apple Pay could be a real winner in South Korea as we’ve learned today that South Korea’s iPhone users are more actively utilizing local mobile payment services through fingerprint identification than those who own Android phones.”

“The report notes that since the beginning of May, the number of iPhone owners who have used mISP through fingerprint identification is much higher than those who have used Android devices, according to information revealed yesterday by online payment service provider VP,” Purcher reports. “The service is currently available on nine models – the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, Vega Secret, Vega Secret Note, and Vega Secret Up.”

MacDailyNews Take: “Vega Secret?” Sound likes underarm deodorant. “Vega Secret Up?” Feminine deodorant suppository?

“So technically Apple’s iPhone is in the minority and yet constitutes 94 percent of the 200,000 people who have used its fingerprint-based mobile payment service since May,” Purcher reports. “In contrast, the figure for Samsung phone users is only 5 percent, and those who own Pantech phones represent merely 1 percent of the total.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If only Samsung were capable of embarrassment.


Losers who peddle fake iPhones for losers. Two for one!!! What a great business model.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


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