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What's the problem for which Apple Pay is the solution?
What's the problem for which Apple Pay is the solution?

The late, great social critic Neil Postman used to pose a question that had to be asked whenever a new technology appeared in the marketplace: "What is the problem to which this is the solution?" It was a rigged question, of course, because more often than not the answer was "Nothing."  That looks like the case with Apple Pay, the marvelous, revolutionary, "so cool" (says Apple CEO Tim Cook) payment system Apple introduced Tuesday, along with new iPhones and the Apple Watch. The idea is that you'll be able to hold your iPhone 6 or Apple Watch up to a device at the checkout counter and, presto, you've paid. No more rummaging around in your...

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