Apple Blogger John Gruber Hints at NFC For iPhone 6 [Update: iWatch Too]

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  1. Redneck1089 macrumors 65816

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    Knowing Apple they'll tout how wonderful, convenient and innovative NFC technology is and how it will revolutionize this and that.

    Then Phil Schiller will reuse the phrase: "Can't innovate anymore, my ass."




    ...Meanwhile my Sony camera bloody well has had this technology for the last year.
     
  2. Ambush083 macrumors regular

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    [​IMG]

    I thought they were avoiding it all together and that was what Passbook was for. I guess not.
     
  3. petsounds macrumors 65816

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    Um what, MacRumors? Gruber was making a joke about his earlier joke being taken as a rumor by the press. Are you that desperate for clicks that you're just making stuff up now?
     
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  5. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    I'm the same way. I've been whining about the lack of iPhone NFC for the past 3 years. Really hoping it'll be on the 6.




    :apple:

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    The tech itself definitely isn't revolutionary. However, the way it's implemented and the insanely fast rate at which it will be adopted might be.
     
  6. MyDataMyProbs macrumors regular

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    only the people without iPhones :p
     
  7. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    So will Touch ID play a role in how the security is confirmed? If someone stole a phone, I assume they couldn't just start paying for stuff at different locations without some form of security prompt.
     
  8. MyDataMyProbs macrumors regular

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    this. times a million.

    i hate stuff in my pockets. A LOT. if i can unlock my house/car and start my car, AND pay for stuff ALL with my PHONE? Life is Good..
     
  9. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    I have said all along Apple will implement it when they have a use im sure all this has taken time. Look at google wallet no one uses that but I bet this will be used farrrr more cause everything was set up properly ahead of time.

    Fingerprint reader? Check
    Secure enclave? Check
    Credit card companies involved? Check
    Retailers involved? Check
    iPhone with NFC? Check.
    Widely accepted mobile payments? CHECK
     
  10. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    Steve Jobs also said having video on an iPod was dumb only a few months before the iPod Video was announced. When will people learn not to take what company representative's say so literally, they are not going to pronounce product features!
     
  11. GeneralChang macrumors 65816

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    That didn't seem like much of a "hint." He pretty much just up and said "hey guys it'll have NFC and brick-and-mortar payment options."

    Either that or he was being very subtly sarcastic.
     
  12. TC03 macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. Apple has got all the right assets in place. Now with the iPhone 6, Apple should put them to use.

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    He wasn't sarcastic.
     
  13. charlituna macrumors G3

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    I'm fairly sure he's just taking the piss about NFC being included.

    and even if it was, how do we know it's for mobile payments. remember the patent about NFC being used for wireless charging.
     
  14. itguy06 macrumors 6502a

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    The way it works on my GS5 for payments is this:

    • NFC must be on
    • You must have authenticated with the Google Wallet within 24 hours (it's a PIN)
    • Your phone must be on and unlocked.

    So if someone stole your phone, they would have to use your PIN, fingerprint, or swipe image to unlock it, and get your Google Wallet PIN.

    It's actually quite easy as Google Wallet also has my loyalty cards so I just open it, have the clerk scan the card and hold my phone at the NFC reader. It rocks!
     
  15. TC03 macrumors 65816

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    Wireless charging is boring, payments are huge.
     
  16. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    Passbook was an attempt to easily adapt to existing technology (optical scanners) since all it requires is an image on a screen. It's current implementation was never meant to be long term (plus, its use has really been rathe limited so far).
     
  17. shinichimaki23 macrumors newbie

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    MR could you stop reporting the garbage said by john gruber? He should be totally banned on MR. Anyone agree with me?
     
  18. Zudeo macrumors member

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    All I want is wireless charging.

    call it iCharge or whatever and make it Qi compatible...

    ...and defaults. I'd love me some defaults. I really don't need the 22**xwhatever resolution.. just give me 1080x1920. Maybe some great battery life to boot.

    I love Apple's products & services... I really do. But this is the first time I'm considering an Android phone although if I went that way my Apple TVs, iTunes purchases, iM/FT and iTunes Match account would be pretty useless. The LG G3 & the HTC One both have their flaws so I hope this phone knocks it out of the park. :)
     
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    I'm not sure if I can handle a 5.5" phone, but I'll be able to justify it a lot more if I don't have to carry around keys and a wallet. I guess I still occasionally need my Drivers License, and things like my medical card, but we're getting closer anyway...

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    I don't follow him closely enough to know why a lot of people seem to hate him. What about the 9-to-5 mac guy? Do people hate everyone not macrumors, or just him specifically?
     
  20. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    100% will have NFC, Apple cutout logo is just for that and also a little antenna boost
     
  21. jwbrobst macrumors member

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    Why would they not include NFC in the iWatch?
     
  22. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    If the NFC rumors are true I'm thinking of getting a wallet case like BookBook.. put a couple remaining cards/ID in there, and bam... only 1 thing to carry with me.



    :apple:
     
  23. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    Because Gruber gets too political in my opinion.
    If you are talking about Mark Gurman from 9 to 5, now he is cool!
     
  24. Karma*Police macrumors 68000

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    If Apple nails this mobile payment solution and they get a cut of each transaction, that could be huge for Apple's bottom line... and stock price.

    It would also be a huge selling point and competitive advantage if it relies on Touch ID as some rumors suggest.
     
  25. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    I'm 100% positive that NFC is only part of the picture. I'm sure they'll leverage iBeacons as well. So you'll just have options.
     

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