iPhone 5 has NFC capabilities but with a unique twist?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ap3604, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011

    An analyst is claiming that the iPhone 5 will have a twist with the NFC capabilities to set it apart from all the other NFC devices. Does anyone have an idea what this twist could be?

    I was always assuming that the only capabilities of current NFC is to either 1) read information from an NFC tag on a product or 2) Purchase something

    Is there anything else that the iPhone 5 NFC could be capable of? :confused:
  2. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2009
    Texas, US
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    ANALysts are know for saying lots of interesting things.
  3. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    so when they steal your phone, they have your credit cards too!
  4. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    I think all of these bloggers and news outlets are just capitalizing on Apple's notoriety in order to get pages views by coming up with all of these rumors. Will some of them turn out to be true? Certainly, if only by random chance. I'll believe all of it when I see it, and I'm not getting all excited only to be let down when the reality is less exciting than the rumors!
  5. DVDxR macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    It will be linked to your iTunes account and Apple will take a 30% cut as a merchant fee.

    Oh, and you won't be able to use it to buy porn :D
  6. njaremka macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2010
    personally, i dont see what the big deal is with NFC. i can see it being helpful, but needed? probably not. i recently had my credit card updated with an NFC chip, and i have yet to see a receiver where i can use it.
  7. Civicsixxx macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2011
    New Castle, DE
    That's a pretty short-sighted comment. When iPhones, BlackBerries, and Droids are all using NFC there will be more demand for merchants to offer it as a payment option.

    Contactless payments are much bigger outside of the US. As usual, we are still trying to catch up.
  8. kdesign7, Feb 20, 2011
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  9. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    Rogue Valley, Oregon
    Locally the 7-11 convenience store (funny, it's a 24-7 store named after it's original hours) and Jack in the Box fast food spots have the "touch-n-go" type receivers for MasterCard and Visa NFC chips, at least.
  10. appleapplefan macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2011
    But today i got the news that iphone will possible have no NFC? I am so confused...:(
  11. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
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    This will probably be true. No joke.

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