IPhone users protested CurrentC




Customers dissatisfied with the desire of retailers to refuse to support Apple Pay in favor of the payment service CurrentC, expressed outrage via low ratings in the App Store. On it informs edition MacRumors.


Despite the rapidly growing popularity of Apple Pay, a number of retailers refusing to cooperate with Apple in promoting “apple” of the payment system. We are talking about trading coalition Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), which includes more than 50 companies, including well-known brands CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Target. They decided to support mobile payment system CurrentC. Earlier it was reported that the company CVS and Rite Aid Rite have disabled the NFC installed in sales areas POS terminals in order to block the possibility of paying customers purchases with Apple Pay.

Shortly after the announcement CVS and Rite Aid Rite application CurrentC came in first place among the free software from the App Store in the US. At the same time, the total scores for users of the program, is unity – is the lowest rating for the application in the App Store. Such an evaluation program put 3,200 people from 3323.

Dissatisfaction of users promotion CurrentC expressed not only in the estimates of the App Store. People continue to publish negative comments about the application on the service Twitter.


Meanwhile, alternative services, Apple does not cause delight and market experts. According to them, the system is less convenient and less protected. Like other contactless payment technologies that exist in some countries, it is based on a scan QR-codes. Essentially, this type of transaction for many years. Their safety can not be named, because the label with the code is theoretically possible to re-stick with one commodity for another.

Why retailers are choosing the more backward and not ready for release CurrentC? The fact is that it will track the history of purchases and build a marketing strategy on this basis. Apple Pay, by contrast, seeks to provide the client with maximum privacy.

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