NFC in iOS 12

Ballis

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Prior to the Keynote, there was a rumor about Apple opening up the NFC chip to enable it to unlock doors etc. Did they?
 

lewisd25

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The leak was probably based on the fact that the new school ID capability is most likely using the NFC chip to unlock doors and it was interpreted as a broader initiative. Leaks are not always 100% representative of what is actually announced.
 

JPack

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Mar 27, 2017
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It's pretty clear Apple is opening up the NFC capabilities.

The universities participating in Student ID all use Blackboard Transact which is basically an NFC pay and security system. It's only a matter of time before it gets expanded to more popular systems like HID iClass.
 

ajiuo

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Apr 9, 2011
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It’s possible that this could require hardware change and be exclusive to the next round of iPhones.
 
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