AT&T and Incipio announced a new kind of contactless mobile payment system for Apple iPhones via Cashwrap “Mobile Wallet” iPhone case, which works with the ISIS mobile payment application.
AT&T will start selling the Cashwrap iPhone case starting from January 31st onwards on most of its retail shops for $69.99 and available online, since yesterday. The case will be compatible with the iPhone 4 and higher models. The company behind this accessory, Incipio unveiled it at last year’s CES event but the availability was not confirmed, until today.
If your iPhone doesn’t comes with the NFC technology, don’t worry, the Cashwrap case comes with a secure element microNFC chip for the mobile transactions. The case will be sporting a microUSB cable and with different color options such as white/gray, black/black and pink/gray.
ISIS mobile payment solution directly competes with Google Wallet by allowing users to transact anywhere via NFC. ISIS was launched in November 2013 and already has clients such as Walgreen’s, Duane Reade, McDonald’s and American Apparel. It has the Android and iOS apps and you can download it from here.
We just wonder, what will be the option left to Incipio and ISIS, if Apple comes with their own mobile payment service? Apple is reportedly working on launching its own mobile payment service soon. What’s your opinion? Will the Mobile Wallet case make way to its success?
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