May 06, 2010

PR bungle reveals details on Visa contactless iPhone case

PR bungle exposes iPhone contactless payment with Visa. Also rumor Apple to buy Vivotech

In an apparent error, a joint press release on the launch appeared online yesterday before being swiftly pulled from the MarketWatch site. However, before its removal, the news was picked up by NFC World, which has published the text.

The protective iPhone case, which has been certified by Apple, includes a secure memory card developed by DeviceFidelity that hosts Visa's payWave contactless payment application.

This means iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G owners can make low-value payments at payWave-enabled terminals by waving their handsets over the reader.

The original release, which can still be found online, provides a link - which does not work - to a video showing the device in action and interviews with Visa and DeviceFidelity.

Posted by staff at May 6, 2010 08:28 AM