When we asked why this was the case, Samsung said retailers prefer barcodes over NFC because they don’t have to install any new infrastructure to support it. Samsung didn’t rule out NFC features in Wallet for the future, however.
But Apple not putting NFC was a mistake and a letdown, and Samesung doing it was so much innovation!! As I have said before, the only people who care about NFC are the San Francisco latte loving, Starbucks dwelling, tech bloggers. When you can use NFC on every gas station and on every single Walmart or Walgreens, then you have a trend. Otherwise it’s just a techie niche checkmark for geeks.
They copy Apple again, what else is new?