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    1. simonlewis

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      Anyone used it yet or is planning to use it ?
       
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      I was hoping to but for some reason passbook on my 5s doesn't have a link to adding cards. :(
       
    3. simonlewis

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      From sky news.

      :: Is it compatible with all iPhones and iPads?

      No. Apple Pay is only compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3.
       
    4. GaseousClay

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      early indications were that any apple phone with touch id would work. It seems they were wrong.
       
    5. Desmo

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      Used it just now in Morrisons :)

      Easy as pie. Held phone to the terminal with my thumb on the button and it went through in a couple of seconds. Had my actual card in my other hand in case it didn't work so I didn't look too much of a wally :D
       
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      Have had the option since around 2011 on Android and not really been bothered by it.
       
    7. Desmo

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      That's helpful :)

      Personally I'll use it all the time where there's a contactless payment option. Much easier than digging my card out of my wallet.
       
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      Have the same on card and can pay through wallet, which is thinner & lighter than the modern batch of smart phones.

      Good idea though and useful for some.
       
    9. Desmo

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      Your whole wallet is thinner than an iPhone? Mines not.
      Like you say, some will find it useful and others will never give it a second thought :)
       
    10. aVdub

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      Yes.

      Does it require NFC to be on and if so, what effect does this have on the battery?
       
    11. Desmo

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      Not sure on battery life, it's only just been released today. I'd imagine it's not different and the NFC chip has probably been using power since day one. It's just listening out for communication from a payment terminal so is probably always on anyway and, I would imagine, using very little power. It's probably the same for your android phone, always on and waiting.
       
    12. Jules

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      Would love to use it, but my bank havnt signed up.

      I don't ever carry a wallet, and loose debit cards are prone to damage.

      I want Apple Pay so much i'm thinking of switching banks to get it.
       
    13. shahedz

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      Will it work through a case?
       
    14. koeman

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      What is it?
       
    15. Desmo

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      Yeah, through a case should be no problem at all.

      Apple Pay stores your credit/debit card information on your iPhone and allows you to use it to pay with contactless payment terminals or special Apple Pay terminals. It uses the TouchID fingerprint recognition on the phone to authorise payments.
       
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      I'm going to use it to buy an Apple.
       
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      is it for small transactions up to £20 like contactless debit card payment?
       
    18. simonlewis

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      yes.
       
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      Yes, soon to be increased to £30.

      HSBC are due to launch it at the end of the month, I will be signing up.
       
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      So a plastic card that can be replaced for free in days is more prone to damage than a £600 made from glass? mmmkay
       
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      I was in Waitrose today and some of the staff (think non-techie) were trying to explain the concept to a customer (think non-techie). None of them had an iPhone, or any idea what anyone else was talking about :) One had seen their son use it and described it in a similar fashion to someone seeing a helicopter or matter transporter for the first time. "And then... He just.. And then..."
       
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      24th I think
       
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      Got an iPhone 6 this week (not specifically for Apple Pay), easily added my MBNA card to Passbook, waiting for Barclays to sign up (soon AFAIK).

      Q) Do you need Passbook app open or can the phone be asleep and you just use Touch ID? Is it that simple?
       
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      Phone can be locked.Placing it near the terminal wakes it up.
       
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      absolutely yes. Remember i was talking about a 'naked' debit card as i don't use a wallet.

      I don't carry anything that doesnt fit unobtrusively into a trouser pocket.

      I've bent / snapped loads of cards carrying them this way, so being able to just carry my phone and house/car key is appealing.
       
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      It depends. If the shop actually takes Apple Pay then the limit is much higher/limited to the daily spend on your card.

      However most people are using it just like a normal contactless card payment meaning it is limited to £20 just like a normal card although this is soon increasing to £30.
       
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      Just waiting for First Direct to roll it out but I think I'll use it quite regularly.
       
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      Dead simple. Two clicks on the button and hold to terminal... applepay copy.jpg
       
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      When I got my current phone (a Moto X), I set it up to work in much the same way as Apple Pay- the only difference being that I have (by preference, I think it can be set to work without) to unlock it before holding it against the reader.

      Many months down the line, I rarely use it. The reason is weird but as I'm handed a receipt nine times out of ten and I keep them through habit to retain for accounts or to destroy, I wind up opening my wallet to put it in there. As my wallet contains a contactless card, the phone is an unnecessary process.
       
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      Holds your phone and card:

      Caseflex iPhone 6 Case Black Split Leather Wallet Cover: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
       

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