Apple simply did not announce its brand-new iPhone designs and smartwatch on Tuesday, the company also revealed its own mobile wallet called Apple Pay, new iCloud storage rates which iOS 8 will certainly introduce on September 17th.
Apple Pay will permit iPhone owners to simply tap their gadget on a payment terminal and use their Touch ID finger print sensor as an electronic signature to pay for items at taking part merchants such as Starbucks. The advantage of Apple Pay is that no credit card details is saved on Apple’s servers and Apple has no interest in tracking your purchases. Merchants will certainly also be blocked from seeing your card numbers and the Discover my iPhone feature will certainly allow users to suspend mobile payments if their phone is lost or stolen.
Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Walgreen’s, Duane Reade, Subway, McDonald’s, Panera Bread, Whole Foods, Staples, The Disney Shop, Target and Sephora are just some of the 220,000 merchants who’ve actually currently agreed to support Apple Pay.
Apple Pay will just deal with the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus due to the fact that it uses NFC innovation to work.
Apple quietly updated its iCloud storage rates to fall more detailed in line with its competitors such as Dropbox. Users will remain to get 5GB of iCloud storage free of charge, but will certainly need to pay $0.99 per month to receive an added 20GB. 200GB will certainly cost $3.99 a month, 500GB will certainly cost $9.99 a month and 1TB of storage will set users back $19.99 per month.