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

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009

    Sure, if your entire argument borders on you being pedantic, than i don't have more to say.
  2. dannyyankou, Aug 29, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014

    dannyyankou macrumors G3


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    I see NFC payments as an option at CVS every one in a while, but that's about it. Every other use for it can be accomplished with airdrop. Hopefully Apple has been rallying some major retailers to participate with mobile payments.

    That being said, it makes more sense in the iWatch than a phone.
  3. DerekAndonian macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2014
    Being a San Diego resident, I'd rather have AFC... Especially since my phone already comes with a charger. ;)
  4. wovel macrumors 68000

    Mar 15, 2010
    Indeed. He is saying it will be the defacto standard without Apple. It is already the defacto standard. If Apple went some other direction, the defacto standard would die. His prediction is easy to make since the NFC rumor is pretty certain and NFC adoption will take off when Apple releases their devices and he can claim to be right.


    You really still have not gone and looked at Gruber's posts in context. It is quite clear he is not lying....
  5. lafram macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2014
    NFC for Apple

    NFC for for iWatch...REVOLUTIONARY! My "geek-forecast" envisions a day where all you have to do is scan your wrist to purchase items...The iWatch is smart enough to know when it ever comes off your wrists...after all it can be used as a heart monitor for working out and it can communicate to your phone that has your fingerprint. Anyone other than me almost get creeped out by this technology (spooky music)...Mark of the Beast
  6. V.K. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 5, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    yes, I have, several times. I read his blog every day and I read both stories there first and only then saw what Macrumors made of them. It's precisely the context that makes it clear that he is simply speculating. He explicitly said so after the first one blew up the way it did. But it's all water under the bridge now...
  7. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    Wow. I know you won't care about this way up on your high horse, but this is the most condescending comment I may have ever read on this site. And that is saying something. And it is a shame since you make a good point in the second part of your posts. But, much like I do with Gruber, I will ignore everything you say from here on out due to your method of delivery.
  8. proline macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2012
    Fine by me. Gruber has no need for your alliance, indeed, it would distract from worthier activities.
  9. slu, Aug 31, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2014

    slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    Thanks for your time John. Now get back to your blog.

    Edit: I just read through some of your recent posts. I am not sure why you waste your time here. You clearly think you are much smarter than everyone here and are consistently rude and curt when replying to others. Perhaps you should find something else to do more worthy of your time.

    And I would suggest that others do what I just did and ignore this guy. He is only interested in insulting others to make himself feel superior.
  10. fredcintra macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2011
    NFC+Touch ID on iWatch = Mobile Payments solution
  11. proline macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2012
    Dude, the top rated comment on this story is "Good. NFC is long overdue." Tired, old, completely devoid of any insight, and negative in tone. Check out other stories and you will see that the top comments usually have those same attributes. Now I do my best to make comments that fit the tone of this comment board that I feel people will like. Sometimes I miss the mark a little, but overall I'd say I'm doing pretty damn good. I'm gotten many top comments. Now if you want insightful comments written in a respectful manner, I'd suggest that you may wish to look elsewhere.

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