Apple’s head of software Eddy Cue was spotted setting up Apple Pay at at Warriors NBA game on Friday. The Golden State Warriors would be the second NBA team to support Apple’s NFC-based mobile payment system. More details should be coming on Monday. Though, according to Mashable, Cue was spotted wearing a stainless steel Apple Watch. The software guru talked about the interworking of Apple Pay on the Apple Watch.
The report says that no passcode will be required as long as your iPhone is within range. Simply, double tap the Contact button on the side and Apple Pay should appear.
“You don’t have to authenticate on the phone,” Cue said. “Your watch has to be unlocked and your phone can unlock your watch and so it knows, if I took my watch off and gave it to you it would know. If I wanted to pay right now I could just pay with the watch and not have to take the phone out at all or unlock it.”
Cue also confirms that Apple Pay will work on the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S by way of the wearable device. The iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S doesn’t have NFC built into it, but you’ll be able to make purchases via your Apple Watch. To make a purchase “you just type in your code, either on the watch or on your iPhone,” Cue mentioned.