Apple is uniquely positioned to be the one company that finally kills off the ol’ wallet.
Earlier this week, I managed to do something that’s generally been impossible in New York City: I didn’t take my wallet out for two days straight, and still managed to pay for food, get around, and live my life. I didn’t even have to try… It was magical…
Apple seems uniquely positioned to kill off the wallet. It’s trying to kill off the credit card with Apple Pay and its own digital card. It’s already brought tickets, boarding passes, loyalty cards, and cash cards out of the wallet and into the phone. How much is left?
It’s nice, on some level, to envision a future where all you need to remember when you go out of the house is your phone or watch, and Apple certainly seems to be ushering us into that vision. But whether we’ve thought through every possible outcome of that world, other whether we really need it (just put your keys in your bag, maybe?), is still up for debate.
MacDailyNews Take: Just last evening we ran out to the local convenience store to pick up some bread and half and half and realized we’d forgotten our wallets. Good thing we had our Apple Watches on our wrists! With a flick of a wrist, we paid with Apple Pay on our Apple Card. Couldn’t have been easier and no antiquated wallet, cash, or physical card required – plus 2% Daily Cash back!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Ladd” for the heads up.]