PayPal on Apple iCloud Issues
Will Apple ever make it to the Finance Industry after PayPal showed negative reactions to Apple launching their Mobile Payment Service Apple Pay?
PayPal publicly questioned Apple’s credibility in getting into the Financial Industry when it announced recently in the New York Times its open contempt on Apple’s new technology. Putting much emphasis on Apple’s recent issue over iCloud, PayPal reminded the public when celebrities’ intimate photos suddenly went into circulation, throwing doubts on Apple’s credibility to secure financial accounts. The Ad accompanying such remark even stated, “We want our money, more than our selfies!”
The Technology to Replace Apple Pay Wallet
After the success of the Apple Pay, Apple is now launching another technology to upgrade Wallet features. This time, cash transactions are quick and made easy through a phone built-in NFC feature. NFC is a sensor strip built into every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones. This strip is found at the top of the phone and is activated once you hold your phone over a sensor. By simply touching the ID for authentication, transaction is done. With the new Apple invention, cash transactions are more quick and easy. For security of transactions, credit cards which appear on your Passbook are secured in an enclave at the phone as the credit card number is never stored. This makes your card number isolated from your transaction as a security code is sent over the wire. So if you lost your iPhone, it can easily be disabled. With the NPC sensor strip, it can turn your iPhone into debit and credit cards for you. You can use it for online transactions without filling up long forms. Just one tap is all you need. Apple Pay also works with Apple Watch but Apple Company still had to work out for more details. Some third Party Apps are also integrated in the new invention paving way for more apps developers in the future.
Apple on the iCloud Breach Issue
After hours of investigation into Apple Security System, Apple CEO, Tim Cook reaffirmed its vehement denial to the allegation that there is a breach in their iCloud Security Feature. According to the result of the conducted investigation, Apple did not find any reason to support Hollywood Celebrity, Jennifer Lawrence’s cries for breach security after nude photos went into circulation in the internet. Other celebrities involved were Selena Gomez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst.
Apple insisted that investigation results showed compromises on user accounts, passwords and security questions. In short, they were done by hackers and not a breach issue on the part of the Company. Apple CEO further advised their patrons to use double security measures. Apple also added more security features to avoid compromises in their product and customers security by sending out alert emails every time they log in into their iCloud using web browsers. This does not exclude even those who regularly log in into their iCloud. However, this will only be temporary as Apple works to find more ways to improve their security against nude-crashes. Apple also got some plans to improve iCloud security by sending out emails and push notifications to iTunes users in cases of any attempts seen to change their passwords, restore iCloud data to another device, or log into iTunes for the first time.
PayPal Irrelevant Issue Raises Doubts on Apple Security
Now that Apple had announced the entry of the Apple Pay, with more sensible features attuned to secure data of its users while doing transaction more easier, this could provide them a portal to the Finance Industry. But after the iCloud issue, which proves to be a drawback to Apple Security Measures, will joining the Finance Industry be a good move for Apple? Will it prove to be their downfall or their breakthrough to the Finance Industry?
With these issues to raise, PayPal, the largest online banking showed reluctance if not dismayed on Apple’s decision to go into Finance Industry. What with the large portion of their market brought to them by Apple?
After celebrities nude photos goes into circulation over the web, PayPal’s negative comment on Apple iCloud Security take its drawback as people started questioning and pointing on its effects on PayPal. The allegation against Apple iCloud does not limit the people assumptions that if it happens to Apple, there is a great possibility that the same thing can happen to PayPal any time. This assumption as to PayPal’s loophole in their security was finally backed up by a blog posed by a 17-year old kid from Melbourne, Australia. This post is relevant and probably the very reason why Apple commanded much attention from PayPal and other online financial and banking institutions. If PayPal is getting restless over transactions involving iPhone, how would it react if hackers would finally treat PayPal to the same extent that they treated Apple?
Apple had indeed shown their great expertise in dealing with such crisis. Once again, they prove to their customers and competitors that they are always ready and capable to develop their products and services. They are giving much focus on the provision of full security, both to their products and customers or users. It is but natural for a corporation as big and as great as Apple, to be facing such issues. But what is important is the fact that they never stop in looking for great innovations for the improvement of every product feature.
The battle between Apple and eBay may take its final course in the long run, when people themselves will watch and measure its final outcome. However, being in the same industry where a company’s credibility is at stake over finances, it’s better to collaborate in providing solutions to any loophole in the technology. Conquering the Finance Industry is still a long run for Apple but with the introduction of the new-featured iPay Phone, will they be able to make it or break it in the Finance Industry? Apple’s entry to the finance Industry will surely bring various reactions on everyone, including existing and potential competitors.
The Issue oni Cloud Security is just a gateway for Apple to consider joining a new Industry but issues such as this one surely leaves a lot to learn and to develop. Finances and Technology always comes hand-in-hand. When you got one in your hand, it takes one great decision to hold on to the other!