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  • No NFC in iPhone 5?


    One of the biggest rumors being thrown around for next generation iDevices, particularly the iPhone 5 is that Apple is planning adding Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which would allow iPhone users to shop and pay at retail locations using their phone, without the need for cash or card. According to new reports however, this technology has been scrapped, at least for the iPhone 5.

    According to the Independent, Apple recently let European phone carriers know that the iPhone 5 will not include the previously reported NFC payment system. The reason of the removal of this feature seems to be due to Apple's concern that there is no "standard across the industry" for wave-and-pay systems yet. It had been assumed at this point that Apple would be leading the way in creating its own NFC technology, which could theoretically create a industry standard, compatible with the wildly popular phone.

    It had been previously rumored that NFC would be in the iPad 2, which also came and went. It seems likely now that Apple's next iOS device will also lack the rumored feature, regardless of the previous reports from sources such as Bloomberg.

    Source:
    The Independent
    This article was originally published in forum thread: No NFC in iPhone 5? started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Reako View Post
      Features != products. Remember that.
      Fair enough.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by xclusiveiphone View Post
      Now if only they would make it so that police will accept my drivers license from my iPhone then I can forget my wallet.
      Now that would be awesome
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by xclusiveiphone View Post
      Now if only they would make it so that police will accept my drivers license from my iPhone then I can forget my wallet.
      Don't worry, 20 years from now, you won't even need an ID. They'll just read the RF Chip in your neck...

      Oh, wait, I sound like the guy who predicts that the illuminati are orchestrating earthquakes.

      My bad.


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    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post
      Don't worry, 20 years from now, you won't even need an ID. They'll just read the RF Chip in your neck...

      Oh, wait, I sound like the guy who predicts that the illuminati are orchestrating earthquakes.

      My bad.


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      that was not funny