Note comment June 2022 – This blog did not anticipate the creation of Visa Acceptance Cloud which completely eliminated the device certification requirements.
My track record on Apple is pretty good.. having broken the Apple Pay news in 2014 and Last August I announced the Apple/Mobeewave acquisition. Apple is great at keeping secrets… perhaps the best tech company in the world in this regard. My latest forecast? Apple will enable payment acceptance in the US this October with Elavon as a payment processing partner.