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7 questions following #AppleLive

Jonny Evans | Sept. 10, 2014
A few initial questions following tonight's Apple Live event...

How much for Apple Pay?
Apple must be taking a payment-processing fee from somewhere, but the company says it is not charging "users, merchants or developers to use Apple Pay for payments," which can only leave the banks who must be handing over some or all of their usual fee.

This means Apple is now a payment-processing firm. If that's true then how much cash has it realized by beginning to process iTunes and App Store payments in house?

The left-handed Apple Watch
Left-handed people are already wondering if Apple will introduce a left-handed edition of the Apple Watch, or if they will need to use it in reverse? That's even before we get to learn the actual dimensions of the product.

What else from biometrics?
Rene Ritchie at iMore spotted that Apple Watch uses passcode to author Apple Pay. You only need to authorise it once, and payments are then supported so long as skin contact is maintained. If you remove the watch you must re-enter your passcode. Apple really does care about your privacy.

 

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