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Comment Re:Microsoft did mobile wrong (Score 1) 114

Apple is not "hurting itself" by not allowing other companies to license IOS. The purpose of any company being in business is to generate profit not to increase market share. All of the other phone manufacturers are either losing money or barely profitable. Do you really think that Apple could maintain its current profit margins by licensing its OS for sale on $50 phones?

Comment Re:Because it took five months to fix? (Score 1) 88

How many non-tethered jsilbreaks have been available for the iPhone recently? The reason that the jailbreak be "non tethered" is important is because a tethered jailbreak implies physical access to the phone and the ability to unlock it.

A tethered jailbreak isn't a major security risk.

Comment Re:Because it took five months to fix? (Score 2) 88

Yes because if this had happen with Android, Google would have quickly issued a patch for all phones introduced since 2012 and all of the affected Android devices could have downloaded the patch immediately without having to wait on the OEMs and the carriers....

Now back to the real world....

Comment Re: I hope Apple Pay will die (Score 1) 289

ApplePay requires TouchId. If you could just enter a pin on your phone to use Apple Pay, it would be no more secure than a credit card.

You can use a pass phrase to unlock your phone, but not for Apple Pay. You tap your phone to the terminal, it shows an image of your credit card - without the number - you can then either use Touch ID and use the default card or you can tap on the card you want to use and then use TouchId.

How is NFC always being active a security risk? The credit card information is stored in the secure enclave and is not available to any part of the system until you use your fingerprint. TouchId is tied directly to the secure enclave.

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