Apple introduced a new feature for the iPhone – a smartphone can be turned into a payment terminal
Apple has officially introduced a new feature for its branded smartphones, rumors about which appeared a couple of weeks ago.
The function is called Tap to Pay and it allows, in fact, to turn the iPhone into a contactless payment terminal. As Apple promises, with the help of Tap to Pay, entrepreneurs will be able to use their iPhones to receive payments securely and contactlessly – just bring the buyer’s smartphone or an NFC-enabled bank card to the seller’s smartphone. Apparently, it will be possible to pay not only using the iPhone, but also Android-based smartphones with support for contactless payments.
The most interesting thing is that Apple cooperates with third-party developers – Tap to Pay can be integrated into third-party services and applications. The Stripe service will be the first sign. This feature will require an iPhone XS or newer iPhone to work. At first, the service will work only in the United States, the launch will take place towards the end of the year.
They are giving up the iPhone. Motorola reveals 20% of Razr foldable smartphone buyers are ex-iPhone owners
Motorola isn’t even close to being the market leader in foldable smartphones, but its Razr models have proven to be a big draw for iPhone owners.
In an interview with CNet, Allison Yi, head of Motorola’s North American product division, said that of all Motorola’s products, the foldable Razr is the most popular among iPhone owners.
This is definitely the family we have the most iPhone users moving to.
It turns out that 20% of Razr buyers are former owners of Apple smartphones. They are probably attracted by the fresh form factor in which the iPhone is not presented and probably will not be presented for a long time. At the same time, we must remember that we are talking about North America, where, in addition to the Razr, only the Samsung Flip is in this form factor.
Motorola recently unveiled its new foldable smartphones, including the revolutionary cheap (in China) Moto Razr 40, but in the US, only the older Razr Plus (called the Moto Razr 40 Ultra in China) will sell for $1,000.
Still cheaper than any other similar smartphone, but not so revolutionary. Motorola Razr and Razr Plus will be more expensive in the global market than in China
Motorola yesterday introduced foldable smartphones Moto Razr 40 and Moto Razr 40 Ultra, which turned out to be cheaper than all competitors, and the younger model even offers a revolutionary price for this segment at $560. However, these are Chinese prices, and in the global market everything is different, since new items are significantly more expensive there.
To start with, the Moto Razr 40 is called the Razr in the global market, and the Moto Razr 40 Ultra is called the Razr Plus.
In the US, apparently, only the latter will be sold at a price of $1,000. In Europe, they will already ask for 1200 euros for it. The base model Razr will be available in select countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, but pricing has not yet been announced. It is expected that it will be around 700-800 euros. It’s still cheaper than other similar smartphones, but not as revolutionary as $560.
Ahead of the announcement of iOS 17, Apple said that iOS 16 is installed on 81% of all active iPhones
Shortly before the announcement of iOS 17 at WWDC 2023, Apple published statistics regarding the prevalence of iOS 16.
At the moment, the current version of the operating system is installed on 81% of all active iPhones on the market. Another 13% are working with iOS 15 and only 6% are on older versions.
If we talk about smartphones no older than four years, then the distribution looks like this: 90%, 8% and 2%, respectively.
In the case of tablets, iPadOS 16 is installed on 71% of all active iPads. Another 20% remain on iPadOS 15, while older versions are installed on 9% of devices.
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