The cracks in Apple’s armor have finally started to show, only this time, those cracks are visible in the software side of things. In addition to the iPhone maker dazzling critics and consumers with the release of its larger screen iPhones, the company’s dip in to financial innovation was also assimilated in to these devices in the form of an NFC payment feature called Apple Pay.
Apple Pay can only work on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus as both devices are incorporated with an NFC chip. While the payment feature revolves around consumers placing their phones over a checking counter that possesses an NFC payment terminal, a new software glitch is preventing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users from adding their card details in to their devices.
After restoring their devices, regardless if the process has been completed as a new phone or through a backup made by the user, Apple Pay refuses to add credit/debit card details in to its database. Apple has currently not commented on the issue, which obviously means that the company has not figured out a way to scale this obstacle yet. However, iPhone users can get around this encumbrance by replacing their current device with a new one. The best part about this exchange is that several Apple product retailers are replacing the iPhone 6 without any extra charge, even though there were several users who complained about receiving refurbished devices.
Hopefully, Apple will find a way around this bug just like they did with its iOS operating system, albeit it took a long time for the company to roll out the update. For now, the only resourceful choice that iPhone users have is to replace their existing device for a new one.