Cook at WSJ.D Live
Fast Company's Harry McCracken has a must-read live blog of Apple CEO Tim Cook's interview at the WSJ.D Live conference.
An Apple (charged once) a day
At WSJ.D Live, Cook discussed Apple Watch battery life:
"You're going to wind up charging it daily," Cook said
The number of registered credit cards in the first 72 hours of Apple Pay:
Apple Pay users activated more than one million credit cards in the first 72 hours after the service was launched, according to CEO Tim Cook, marking a substantial first step for Apple’s foray into the payments business.
One fab phablet
T-Mobile CEO John Legere says the iPhone 6 Plus was making up 45% of their iPhone 6 sales mix, much to their surprise.
Apple looking for additional uses for Apple Pay:
Apple is said to have spoken with NFC technology providers HID Global and Cubic about potential future plans, according to The Information. In one example, an iPhone 6 could replace the "Clipper" card used for California's Bay Are Transit System, which relies on the same NFC-based technology used by Apple Pay.
"Apple could easily allow for Clipper cards to be uploaded into the phone, with key information stored in the phone's "secure element," along with bank cards used through Apple Pay, and let people tap their phones at the BART turnstiles to transmit the information to the card reader using the iPhone's NFC chip," reporter Amir Efrati wrote.