Link: iOS and Android Users Unite to Fight NFC Ban ☍

Shared on October 27, 2014

Ben Lovejoy for 9to5Mac:

Consumers are responding by threatening to boycott stores which disable Apple Pay, with more than 2,000 comments across several Reddit threads on the topic. Android users are joining in, as disabling NFC also blocks alternative mobile payment services offered by higher-end Android handsets…

Somehow I really like the break on platform jabs for the sake of progress. If it’s one thing gadget geeks (yours truly included) can all agree on, is that it’s stupid when functional technology is turned off for arbitrary reasons.

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