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Many are skeptical of mobile payment systems like Apple Pay

Many are skeptical of mobile payment systems like Apple Pay

September 10, 2014

On ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that his company’s new Apple Pay service could put a “dagger” in traditional credit cards. This might eventually turn out to be true. For now, however, many consumers remain skeptical of mobile payment systems for reasons that aren’t all that surprising.

Statista recently published a chart showing that security concerns are the main reason why many (46 percent) are wary of mobile payment systems. The chart is based on consumer data collected by Thrive Analytics in June 2014.

Infographic: Consumers Wary of Mobile Payment Security | Statista

This sounds about right.

Soon after Apple announced its new mobile payment system on Tuesday, I said it had arrived under a gray cloud thanks to the recent iCloud photo leak. I then wondered whether consumers were ready to trust Apple with their banking cards, when the company couldn’t even secure photos of naked celebrities?

Based on the results of this survey, it looks like Apple has a lot of work to do before Apple Pay becomes a success.

See also: Discover could soon join American Express, Visa and MasterCard on Apple PayApple to get paid by banks for purchases made with its Apple Pay mobile payment system, and Tim Cook congratulates team for making iPhone 6, Apple Watch and more possible.

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