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Apple September 9 event

Join CNET for live coverage of Apple's September 9 media event in Cupertino. Among the new products widely expected to be announced: the iPhone 6, and -- possibly -- a wearable product.

  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:41:13 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:41:21 PM
    Samsung’s Galaxy S5, which is Apple’s biggest rival in the market, starts at $200 for 16GB with a two-year contract. It hasn’t revealed pricing for its Galaxy Note 4 yet, but the previous version of its phablet started at $300. The company did say its Galaxy Note Edge, which has a screen the curves around the side, will retail for an even more premium price than the Note 4.
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:41:54 PM
    Tim is making the point that these phones aren't just bigger, that they're genuinely more useful.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:41:56 PM
    Cook: But a great product isn't just a collection of features. It's how it all works together, how it makes you feel. These products ahve bigger screens and they're amazing, but they're much better in every single way. To make this point clear, we've enlisted the help of some of our friends to do fun new apps
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:42:05 PM
    Video time again
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:46:53 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:46:58 PM
    Cook: As it turns out, most ppl who have worked on this have started by focusing on creating a business model that was centered around their self interest rather than focusing on the user experience. We love this kind of problem. This is exactly what Apple does best.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:47:09 PM
    Cook: We've created an entirely new payment process, Apple Pay.
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:47:16 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:47:20 PM
    Cook: I'd like to show you just how fast and just how easy it is.
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:47:29 PM
    Video again, showing the new process. Just a tap of the phone, and "that's it!"
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:47:33 PM
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:47:49 PM
    The name "ApplePay" definitely will dissuade any notions of this being compatible with, you know, Android or Windows Phone.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:47:53 PM
    Cook: It is so cool
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:48:02 PM
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:48:06 PM
    By the way, the logo is the Apple logo and the word "Pay"
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:48:09 PM
    Cook: That is Apple Pay, and to tell you more about it, I'd like ot invite Eddy Cue to the stage
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:48:13 PM
    Okay, Eddy Cue is now going to tell us more about ApplePay.
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:48:17 PM
    Cue in a very dashing pink shirt, by the way.
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:48:19 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:48:27 PM
    Eddy Cue, is senior vice president of Internet software and services. His role includes oversight of iTunes, and he’s Apple’s primary content dealmaker.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:48:30 PM
    Cue: NFC
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:48:32 PM
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:48:44 PM
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:48:50 PM
    It's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, only, so no hope of doing this via older phones -- unless maybe via a wearable device.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:48:57 PM
    Cue: NFC is the standard for all contactless payments. You also have TouchID. And we have a new chip called Secure Element. It's built into iPhone 6 and stores all info securely. Can see all credit cards on Passbook.
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:48:59 PM
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:49:06 PM
    Credit cards will be integrated via PassBook, so hopefully that means it'll start getting a little more developer support.
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:49:20 PM
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:49:33 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:49:33 PM
    Cue: We have hundreds of millions of credit cards and debit cards from customers' iTunes accounts. You can use the card on file. To add another card, take a photo with the phone, go to bank to verify that it's your card, and it's added right to Passbook
  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:49:40 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:49:42 PM
    Cue: Now, with just a touch, you pay. It's that fast, and it's that easy.
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:49:47 PM
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:49:47 PM
    Yes, you will use the TouchID sensor to authenticate when making a payment.
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:49:59 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:50:14 PM
    Cue: We've integrated security from software and hardware. ... We create a device only account number and put it in the Secure Element. No longer have the static code on the back of the card.
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:50:17 PM
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:50:21 PM
    Interesting, it isn't your credit card number that is sent to a retailer, it's a one-time number. No more worries about data breaches!
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:50:29 PM
    Cue: If phone is lost or stolen, can use Find My iPhone to cancel all transactions.
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:50:34 PM
    If you lose your phone, or are subject to a breach, you can keep your existing card.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:50:41 PM
    Cue: And because card isn't stored on the phone, you don't have to cancel it if phone is lost
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:58:52 PM
    Sapphire glass is in.
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2014 5:58:54 PM
    Sapphire. Stainless steel.
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:58:54 PM
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