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By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

Why Does My iPhone Think a Nexus 7 is an Apple Pay Terminal?

I had rested my iPhone 6 on my Nexus 7 today and something weird happened: Passbook opened up on my phone and asked me to use my thumbprint to authorize a payment. "huh?" I asked, understandably confused. Here's video showing it off:

I don't know enough about NFC and Apple Pay to know how this happens. I presume it has something to do with Apple Pay looking for a certain frequency, but I'm not sure. If anyone has a good explanation, I'd love to know!

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Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.