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More iPhone than Android owners want mobile wallets


Google may have beaten Apple to NFC, but a recent survey reveals that only 24% of Android users are actually interested in using the technology to make purchases. iPhone owners are still waiting for an NFC-enabled model, but 40% can't wait to pay in a store using their phone.

Much of this difference can be attributed to the attitude of iPhone owners. Jennifer Jacobsen, PR director of Retrevo, says "If there's a new trend in mobile tech and what you can do with a smartphone, iPhone owners seem more ready to try it than other cell phone users."

It's not a bad thing that Apple is a bit behind in mobile payments as the overall interest in the technology is low. A whopping 79% of the 1,000 survey respondents claim they are not interested in mobile wallets or do not understand what they are.

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