The Wall Street Journal profiles Apple’s “go-slow” approach to mobile payments. In June, Apple announced the inclusion of a feature called Passbook to iOS 6. Passbook allows users to keep loyalty cards, tickets and coupons in one central app. Passbook, however, does not offer a full payment system which has been a rumored area of research for Apple.
The Wall Street Journal reveals that this is a very deliberate decision from Apple:Holding back in mobile payments was a deliberate strategy, the result of deep discussion last year. Some Apple engineers argued for …
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Apple Deliberately Holding Back on Mobile Payment System
Arnold Kim – macrumors.com