Thursday, July 09, 2015

Using Apple Pay with Apple Watch

This AP story from 2005 references the "SpeedPass" wand - similar to the FreedomPay system I used at my local McDonald's in the early 2000's



I finally did it - used my Apple Watch to complete a transaction. My choice for making my initial Apple Pay payment was McDonald's, at the same location, in fact, where I frequently used the keychain "wand", a trial program going back over ten years, which allowed wireless payments. I joked on my Instagram post celebrating the event (see right) that we've come a long, long, way, a la Virginia Slims, but actually one could argue we're simply right back where we started!

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