Apple CEO Tim Cook denied use of Apple Pay

Tim Cook denied Apple Pay transaction

Tim Cook denied Apple Pay transaction

From Cult of Mac:

“Apple CEO Tim Cook has spent the past few days hanging out with the biggest figures in tech and media during the Sun Valley Idaho conference, but apparently not everyone in town has heard of Tim’s preferred way to pay for coffee.

During a visit to a local coffee shop, Cook reportedly tried to use Apple Pay which allows iPhone and Apple Watch owners to make transactions wirelessly. Even though the tech debuted two years ago, Tim ran into a roadblock when he busted out his iPhone to take care of the check.

Thanks to a report full of Sun Valley tidbits by The Information, we now know Cook is one of the few people that actually tries to use Apple Pay everywhere.”

“‘Do you take Apple Pay?’ Cook asked as he was buying coffee at a quaint German restaurant called Konditorei. The barista said no.”

One of the few?

I suppose my wife and I are the other two then.
Smiths in Syracuse, Utah advertises Apple Pay, but then for some reason decided not to honor that pledge in lieu of, “Chip n PIN”, which is moronic because CnP is exactly the technology that is used behind Apple Pay…except that Apple Pay is more private and more secure. So I had to drive to Smith’s to give my ATM card to the better-half.

Smith’s therefore gets the big ??, and I will drive twice as far to Lynns grocery so I don’t have to use that Satan forsaken ATM card.

I buy fuel and drinks at Maverick because I can pay with my iPhone. I use my iPhone to buy candy at the vending machine at work.

Mobile payment systems will be the way forward for private, secure MOP’s (Method of Payment). If the merchants you patronize don’t accept Apple Pay, it is either because they have no vision, or they don’t care about your privacy and look to make money on capturing your data for advertising purposes.

That is a fact.


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