Do you konow Apple Pay? Apple Pay was launched the service earlier last week alongside the release of iOS 8.1, which will let you pay for stuff with an iPhone 6 or Apple Watch either in physical stores or through apps. Apple says that it is not only secure, it’s more secure than regular payment methods.
What’s your opinions? Want to get info when Apple Pay will launch in your country or wanna upgrade your iPhone? To understand all about people’s intentions towards Apple Pay, and we will show you this MakeUseOf Poll.
1. Geeks Buy Gadgets
Read the results of the question “Where Do You Buy New Gadgets?” from the poll last week, we can see, out of a total of 257 votes, 50.2% chose Amazon, 18.7% chose An Online Retailer, 8.2% choseeBay, 6.6% chose A Local Independent Retailer, 5.8% chose The Manufacturer’s Own Store Or Website, 5.5% chose Other, and 5% chose Big-Box Retailer.
As we know, Amazon is popular, however for one online retailer to poll more than 50% of the votes is astounding. The three biggest shares of the votes all went to online retailers (for a total of 77.1%), showing how much bricks-and-mortar stores are struggling to compete with their online competitors.
2. Comment Of The Week
Having received a lot of great comments, and comment Of The Week goes to Charles, who earns our admiration and affection for this comment (We chose it because it spells out which retailers the reader uses, when they use them, and why they use them. Which are the details we were seeking. It helps that a lot of what is said here is good, common sense advice other people would do well to follow.)
Mostly, it depends on what I’m shopping for. Larger purchases, like a laptop, I’ll buck up and go to Best Buy, why? Because I can watch all the reviews I want on Youtube and Amazon may have the lower price, but until I can feel it in my hands, and actually use it, I’m not laying out that much money. Best Buy has price matched, not always but sometimes, before on certain items, so I don’t mind going through them; and as a tech-savvy shopper I’m not drawn into their “extended warranties/etc.” bull.
For smaller/lower priced items, I’ll go with Amazon most of the time. They have the lowest prices and it’s easy to compare multiple items. Plus, it usually has the largest amount of customer reviews, so I can weed through them and find the truly useful reviews.
Also, many retailers lag in their offerings, so if I want a particular item, the box retailers, even Best Buy to a point, may not have it in stock or even be offering it for awhile.
3. To iPay Or Not To iPay
Apple Pay is essentially the company’s own digital wallet service to take on the growing market of digital payment systems that have already been released by companies like Google. Now that Apple Pay has arrived, if we’re to believe a number of high-profile tech journalists, it’s certainly looking good, but it’s far from being the first mobile payments platform, and it’s guaranteed not to be the last.
Then we will simple ask “Will You Ever Use Apple Pay?” Yes or No? If Yes, why? If No, why not?
Don’t own an iPhone? Plan to do so in the future? Don’t trust the security? Already using Apple Pay? Or don’t know what is Apple Pay?
If don’t know “What is Apple Pay?” why do you have to complicate things and make my life more difficult? Please comment below.
And take a look at the result of this question now from MakeUseOf Poll:
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