This week’s Techpinions column – Apple and Mobile Payments

My column for Techpinions this week is about Apple and mobile payments, and was prompted by the current heightened interest in Apple’s plans in this area, driven both by the prospect of new iPhones and wearables. I quote survey results from my recent report on smartwatches, but also highlight the vicious circle that plagues the mobile payments space:

The mobile payments vicious circle

Aside from the overall challenges facing any company in the payments space, I talk about the major technologies Apple might choose to use, including both NFC and Bluetooth LE (Apple has so far favored the latter). You can read the whole thing on the Techpinions site. All my Techpinions columns can be seen here.