There's a lot of focus right now on how we make payments. Thanks to the massive in-store data breaches of 2014 that exposed payment information for hundreds of millions of shoppers, consumers are demanding something better.
One solution that's rolling out right now is EMV cards, or debit and credit cards with chips in them. Learn how these work and if they're really safer than the old-fashioned swipe cards. However, Apple has had another system for nearly a year now. Is it finally time to give it a try?
Apple's solution, as you probably know, is called Apple Pay. Basically, Apple Pay is a digital wallet that allows you to link up your debit cards, credit cards, store cards and more, and use them to make transactions both in a store and online.
Apple claims that Apple Pay is fast and safe, but anyone who does anything with technology knows that every company promises that. So, can Apple back it up? Let's take a look at how Apple Pay works and why you might want to give it a try.