NFC Times Exclusive – The rollout of digital payments, including services using NFC technology, are undoubtedly making progress, especially compared with just a few years ago.
But 2016, like past years, was marked by a number of disappointments and missed opportunities. (See table below). With this article, NFC Times offers its third annual Top 10 “Misses of the Year” feature for NFC and related technologies. We look at the projects that failed, the expected rollouts that didn’t happen, the budding trends that proved premature and the hype that went a little too far.
1. Limited Take-Up for Mobile Wallets
Apple Pay launched a little more than two years and two months ago in the U.S. and has expanded to 11 more markets, but Apple has yet to reveal how many transactions Apple Pay users conduct with their NFC-enabled iPhones or Apple Watches.