On the 9th September Apple introduced three new breakthrough technologies, the Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch. There was a lot of buzz leading up to this live event with speculations and rumours of what the next big thing from Apple will be. We are more interested in the software side rather than the hardware, and in this article we will briefly touch on the new Apple Pay (the wallet on your phone). We at inkntoneruk.co.uk are very excited about this new concept as it will improve the way we shop.
Apple Pay (also referred to as iWallet, iPayment, Apple Payment) will let you pay for goods and services online and at a physical shop by only using your iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the latest Apple Watch. Apple has launched a new category of wearable technology to their portfolio called the Apple Watch which also features Apple Pay. So for example when Apple Pay is launched in the UK and we decide to integrate it to our store, you can pop into the inkntoneruk shop in East Barnet or visit inkntoneruk.co.uk and purchase toner cartridges and ink cartridges by using your Apple device.
To pay for goods using Apple Pay is extremely fast, you can be in and out from a shop in seconds. To pay for goods/services just hold your Apple device to the contactless reader with your finger on the Touch ID to authorise the payment. And that’s it, quick and simple as that. When Apple Pay gets launched worldwide, you can also use it on the iPhone in a similar manner to pay for goods online by using your fingerprint and its ‘One-touch checkout’. No more filling out personal details or billing details and you don’t even have to carry your wallet around.
Apple Pay uses the latest design, touch ID security, and NFC technology to provide a 100% secure and hassle-free online shopping experience as payment happens in a single touch with a device that you will carry with you all times. No need to give your personal details or expose your card and pin number.
Here we have done some mock-ups of how Apple Pay’s ‘One-tocuh checkout’ may look like when you purchase ink cartridges from inkntoneruk.co.uk. If we decide to integrate Apple Pay at inkntoneruk in the near future, it will provide you with the perfect shopping experience making it quick and easy to purchase printer cartridges.
Remember how Apple changed the way we print by introducing AirPrint technology on to printers so that we can instantly print from our iPhone and iPad devices. Many more new printers nowadays features Apple’s AirPrint and the new cartridges that we sell at inkntoneruk works with AirPrint, so that your Apple device automatically connects to your printer without setting up any drivers or downloading any software or applications. This makes it easy to print on the go and has changed the way we print without connecting to a laptop or computer. In the same way we believe that Apple Pay will completely change the way we shop in-store and online giving us a better shopping experience overall.
Here is a good diagram that explains how Apple Pay works: