Apple Pay now accounts for 50% of top-to-pay transactions at McDonald’s in the US — Apple Pay certainly wasn’t the first mobile payment platform to hit the market, but it’s increasingly starting to look like it will be the first to actually have an impact on the way consumers pay for goods and services. Just days after Whole Foods indicated that it has processed over 150,000 Apple Pay transactions, the New York Times reports that Apple’s new mobile payment platform has seen impressive adoption at McDonald’s and Walgreens.
Classiest iPhone 6 case so far looks after your Credit Cards too — The Leather Wallet Case 80° for iPhone 6 Plus (and 6) offers a very classy, slender package based on the concept of its popular predecessor. Redesigned to complement the larger iPhone 6 Plus, the new leather case from Dutch company Mujjo (check out the gallery at the site) is designed to be as slim as possible, and crafted from Mujjo’s signature high quality vegetable-tanned leather (pictured above). Placed at an 80° angle, a slant line marks the card pocket, placed at an 80° angle. This positions the cards to fit in at an upward angle, to keep them tightly secure and in place. It costs 49 euros (about NZ$77).
This company also makes gloves that work with iDevice touchscreens.
Apple strikes App Store deal with UnionPay, China’s massive bank card provider — Millions of Chinese will now be able to buy from Apple’s App Store through the country’s major domestic banking card provider, in a deal that could help the company squeeze even more revenue from one of its biggest markets.
Heyday is a wonderful, well-designed personal journal app for iPhone — Steve Sande reckons “Day One is one of my favorite apps both on iOS and OS X. But I’ve often wished for a way that my daily travels and photos could be automatically captured for posterity. That’s the idea behind Heyday, an iPhone app that’s billed as a ‘Smart Photo Organizer and Collage Journal/Diary’.” [Will your great grandchildren ever get to read it, though?]