iPad iFixit confirms NFC on iPad Air 2

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  1. JoaoF macrumors member

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  2. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't "have" nfc. It has the chip but you can't take your Ipad and swipe on a terminal like you can with most android phones or iPhone 6 or 6 plus
     
  3. mutelight macrumors newbie

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    Right, it has the module but not the antenna.
     
  4. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    Yes. I believe it is there for the secure element where you can store your credit card info and use apple pay on your Ipad to pay for apps or whatever it is for
     
  5. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

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    So we would have to see it in a tear-down of the mini 3 to confirm that.
     
  6. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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  7. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    If they added apple pay onto the mini 3 then it should basically have the same components minus the extra gb of ram and the A7 chip vs the A8x
     
  8. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

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    mini3.jpg
     
  9. rtr1985 macrumors 6502

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    Hope they enable sometime in the near future

    #FreeMyNFC
     
  10. JoaoF thread starter macrumors member

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    Another case of not knowing when to be quiet ;)
     
  11. ipadlvr macrumors regular

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    Any iOS device with touch ID can be used to purchase things.

    IPhone have NFC, iPad don't have NFC, but you can still scan your finger and pay for things on your device.
     
  12. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    How ? Doesn't have the antennas for it . If they decide to add nfc it will be in the next refresh the iPad 7th generation or iPad mini 4th generation.
     
  13. rtr1985 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe something like this? I am just speculating.

    https://www.google.com/patents/US20...a=X&ei=OA9JVI2xNIi2yASn24CoAg&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA

    "To accommodate near field communications within the potentially tight confines of device housing 12, antenna structures 40 may be shared between non-near-field communications circuitry 44 and near field communications circuitry 42. When, for example, it is desired to transmit and receive cellular telephone signals or other non-near-field communications, antenna structures 40 may be used by transceiver circuitry 38. When it is desired to transmit and receive near field communications signals, antenna structures 40 may be used to near field communications circuitry 42."
     
  14. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    It still doesn't have an antenna for it ....going to have to wait for iPad Air 3 ...
     
  15. rtr1985 macrumors 6502

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    I would be surprised if there is absolutely no use for it.
     
  16. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, the secure element is required for Apple Pay (even in-app purchases).

    Like many here, I believe there is a big opportunity for Apple to expand the capability of Apple Pay in the future, but the necessary hardware will need to be there. It is curious to me that the Air 2 does not include the radio. My guess is cost/margins.
     
  17. DoofenshmirtzEI macrumors 6502a

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    My 5s can't be used for Apple Pay on device. That's because it doesn't have that chip.
     
  18. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    Also do you really want to pay with a tablet looking like a fool lol
     
  19. addictzz macrumors 6502

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    What are the uses of NFC beside payment tool at POS?

    Let me give you an example of alternative usage of NFC in other device. Nintendo Wii U has NFC reader in its gamepad to read in data from figurine which can be used in its game.

    What about iPad?
     
  20. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    With android you can share stuff...at least with Samsung devices . Remember those ads for the s3 or s4 where they bump their phones ? You bump them and can share photos or etc
     

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