iPhone 5 May Get NFC Payments After All?

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    A Forbes blog by Elizabeth Woyke claims that despite recent rumors to the contrary, Near Field Communications (NFC) payment systems may indeed be coming to the iPhone 5.

    Woyke's sources include second hand information from an entrepreneur in the NFC industry.
    NFC manufacturers are also expecting the iPhone 5 will arrive with an NFC payment system.

    While we're sure that Apple engineers are working on the technology, this friend-of-a-friend report seems less credible than the Independent's report which claimed that Apple had informed international carriers that NFC was not coming to this year's iPhone revision. Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 5 this summer.

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    I would say a friend of a friend is actually more plausible than apple telling carriers anything about the iPhone 5 at all
     
  3. min_t macrumors regular

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    which is it, does it have NFC or not. Just the other day, we were told it didn't have NFC. :rolleyes:
     
  4. DecentFreeApp, Mar 17, 2011
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    It is easy decision for Apple, just like the In App Purchase, they will make some commission along the way somehow.
     
  5. drewyboy macrumors 65816

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    Yeah right, since when does apple tell carriers 4 Months in advance what technology it's next phone is going to have. And since NFC requires their cooperation, oh wait... Carriers have absolutely no need to know about this. I say bull on all of it. No one knows outside apple.
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Meh. I wouldn't use it, but it sounds really neat.
     
  7. drewyboy macrumors 65816

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    Next time put something rather than just a placeholder. It's no better than being a website name squatter, and nobody likes those kind of people.
     
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    I wonder if this is going to be like watching a tennis match until the phone comes out? It has it, it doesn't, it does, it doesn't. :D
     
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    Completely, agree. The iPhone 5 will be an amazing upgrade.
     
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    Is it the point of NFC to get rid if the cards I'm carrying around? That sounds very Apple like.
     
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    I imagine the hardware is straightforward and the software might be there or follow later.
     
  12. mKizzo macrumors member

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    As far as I'm concerned, I got no complaints with iPhone4. They could leave it another year and still be ahead of the competition. So whatever they add this time round is going to be a bonus... Same external design, with dual core and more storage feels right to me.
     
  13. ozred macrumors 6502

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    Oh crap! One more excuse to not create a proper antenna for clear phone calls. If past history is an indicator, this should also give Apple a way to justify the tiny display.
     
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    I hope they do put NFC in it. It's not used much yet in the US but is used in varying ways in other countries, countries where there are Android phones with NFC. It's not just about credit cards, folks.
     
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    NFC or LTE. The industry is really speeding up. Just iOS 5, A5, and 64gb in June would not be staying far enuf ahead of the pack.

    We will see NFc or 4g or hopefully both!
     
  17. Kwill macrumors 68000

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    But Apple is already advertising it (sort of) in its new commercial.
     
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    You're kidding right? in some major aspects iOS wise, and hardware wise iPhone 4 is completely behind.
     
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    At least they used the Giants in the pic! Lincecum FTW!! :apple: :D
     
  20. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Maybe the iPhone 5 will be the first smartphone to incorporate quantum computing and it'll be in a superposition of both having and not having NFC.
     
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    Tiny?? Sure, the screen isn't quite as big as some rivals, but definitely not too small. I just upgraded from an N95 which has a 2.6" screen and my iPhone's 3.5" screen is a distinct improvement! :rolleyes:
     
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    This should really be page two....who cares if NFC is on the phone or not. I'm sure if a credit card that has no power. No weight. No thickness. Can have a form of this then it's nothing to put it in a phone...tape your damn credit card to the back of your phone and your iPhone 1st-4th gen can have the same tech!!!!
     
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    just skimming along

    As long as you can turn it off when you see the slickie boyz at the local Starbuxs playing with a black box while you are swiping your phone.
     
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    I agree with the guy that said friend of a friend is more reliable lol :D
     

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