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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:03 AM   #26
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i have yet to be asked to enable NFC on my secondary Nexus device to do anything with it after a year of owning it
I'm surprised since you live in Europe. I've used it in USA, but only because I sought it out. I do like it for pairing/ enabling my Bluetooth speaker. It's good for automation stuff. Like swipe NFC tag in car to change settings for more favorable use in car
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:03 AM   #27
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NFC = Mobile Payments.
Dream bigger.

NFC + iBeacon = Finding your seat in a stadium or a theatre. Using your phone to unlock doors and turn on lights when you pull into your driveway.

Many uses for NFC+iBeacon.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:04 AM   #28
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Those wide bands on the back of the rumored iPhone 6 casings does conform with how NFC works.

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Over NFC? How does that work?
Over, as in more excited about 802.11ac than NFC, not 802.11ac being used atop NFC.

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Dream bigger.

NFC + iBeacon = Finding your seat in a stadium or a theatre. Using your phone to unlock doors and turn on lights when you pull into your driveway.

Many uses for NFC+iBeacon.
Why would you want NFC to find a seat in a stadium? You'd have to get your phone within a couple inches of the other NFC component for the secure loop to take place. That just isn't feasible for searching for a place to sit. To unlock a door this is more realistic but this won't work when you "pull in the driveway" unless you can do this via a sensor in your car which will then relay that to the home.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:06 AM   #29
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NFC = Mobile Payments.
Correct. one implementation of NFC includes mobile payments, so how does 802.11ac work OVER mobile payments? Several people are responding to the statement 802.11ac OVER NFC.

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Those wide bands on the back of the rumored iPhone 6 casings does conform with how NFC works.





Over, as in more excited about 802.11ac than NFC, not 802.11ac being used atop NFC.
Now it makes sense, thank you.

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Dream bigger.

NFC + iBeacon = Finding your seat in a stadium or a theatre. Using your phone to unlock doors and turn on lights when you pull into your driveway.

Many uses for NFC+iBeacon.
Being advertised at while trying to pay attention to the game or the movie...
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:06 AM   #30
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NFC is a technology that does NOT include 802.11ac in its standard. So I am kinda curious how 802.11ac works OVER NFC. I think that's what several people on this board are asking.
Don't be a smart4$$ I edited my post to say: "instead of NFC" wow
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:07 AM   #31
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NFC = Mobile Payments.
Yes it definitely goes with other stories recently that Apple is in talks with payment networks and that this will likely happen in September.

The good thing about this is if it does happen their vendor adoption will be very good. I haven't seen anywhere where I live that uses phone NFC radios for payments besides parking meters.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:07 AM   #32
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Am I the only one who's more excited for 802.11ac instead of NFC?
Would main benefit of 802.11ac be for things such as airplay, carplay...?
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:07 AM   #33
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So, what if the thick antenna bands contained the NFC antennas?

I don't see anywhere else they could put them. They need to be a certain length, so they can't go behind the Apple logo.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:09 AM   #34
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I'm surprised since you live in Europe. I've used it in USA, but only because I sought it out. I do like it for pairing/ enabling my Bluetooth speaker. It's good for automation stuff. Like swipe tag in car to change settings for more favorable use in car
well you cannot even use credit cards in most german stores yet LOL
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:10 AM   #35
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well you cannot even use credit cards in most german stores yet LOL
Say whaaat? I thought you guys were all chip and pin & NFC over there.

Cash only eh?
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:16 AM   #36
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Say whaaat? I thought you guys were all chip and pin & NFC over there.

Cash only eh?
We have "EC Cards" that use & pin and are accepted by most stores but unless its a very big international chain like Zara or H&M they dont accept credit cards. barely anyone i know has a credit card unless its a person who travels a lot.

a credit card for germans means = i dont have the money but i still want something so i buy it anyway even though i dont know exactly when i can pay it off lol

it always feels amazing when i go back to spain and can pay with credit cards at a bar or even at mc donalds lol *mind blown*
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:16 AM   #37
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Am I the only one who's more excited for 802.11ac instead of NFC?
You are going to notice little to no difference having 802.11ac in your phone. There is nothing you are doing on your phone, that requires the kind of speeds 802.11ac can provide.


NFC has the potential to change your experience on the phone much more than having the capabilities of higher wifi speeds. I think it's great that Apple pushes the wifi standard forward by including these expensive wifi chip into our phones, but ultimately you should be more excited for NFC in my opinion. 802.11ac will be more important to you in the coming years.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:17 AM   #38
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Over NFC? How does that work?
Human mind is very complex you would have to ask a psychologist how it works when one is more excited over one thing versus the other
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:19 AM   #39
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You are going to notice little to no difference having 802.11ac in your phone. There is nothing you are doing on your phone, that requires the kind of speeds 802.11ac can provide.
With the way wireless routers work it does mean that when you connect with an 802.11n iPhone your router will not drop your network down to 802.11n, if that was your only device on 802.11n or slower on that network. That's the real benefit for many Mac users.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:21 AM   #40
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I would prefer this to NFC or AC, but I guess the more choices the better.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:26 AM   #41
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I wonder if it will have MIMO Wi-Fi as well. Or with 802.11ac, do you even need it?
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:30 AM   #42
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a new set of photos [Google Translate] shared by Nowhereelse.fr reveal what appears to be the bare logic board of the iPhone 6, likely the 4.7-inch model
Not a surprise that these parts are for the 4.7" iPhone 6.

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While the 4.7-inch model is expected to follow this timeline, an even larger 5.5-inch model is said to still be in flux and may not debut until several months later.
Several months later in a parallel universe that is
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:30 AM   #43
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TD Bank is using NFC with Android and Blackberry phones for payment.

http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/product...le-payment.jsp
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:31 AM   #44
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At least you can say you had NFC "first." That's more important than how useful it is to some people.

I'm surprised they haven't made their rounds here yet.
The paid Google shills don't work on weekends. Even trolls need time to spend with their families.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:36 AM   #45
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Am I the only one who's more excited for 802.11ac instead of NFC?
It's already on the iPad Air
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:37 AM   #46
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Don't be a smart4$$ I edited my post to say: "instead of NFC" wow
Makes even less sense now since both technologies are on the board.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:37 AM   #47
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Up to 1.3Gbps`



` Based on theoretical peak speeds. Actual speeds will be lower.
Let's not be too technical.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:38 AM   #48
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NFC is a technology that does NOT include 802.11ac in its standard. So I am kinda curious how 802.11ac works OVER NFC. I think that's what several people on this board are asking.
You read the wrong meaning of "over". They meant 802.11AC is more important than NFC. Like saying I'd choose a laptop over a desktop.
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Makes even less sense now since both technologies are on the board.
Purported to be on the board. If it's one or the other in production I would take faster WiFi instead of NFC.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 10:39 AM   #50
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We have "EC Cards" that use & pin and are accepted by most stores but unless its a very big international chain like Zara or H&M they dont accept credit cards. barely anyone i know has a credit card unless its a person who travels a lot.

a credit card for germans means = i dont have the money but i still want something so i buy it anyway even though i dont know exactly when i can pay it off lol

it always feels amazing when i go back to spain and can pay with credit cards at a bar or even at mc donalds lol *mind blown*
Aren't debit cards in 'schland?
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