NFC in the future

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RiddlaBronc, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2013
    Mcallen Tx
    Do you guys think Apple will allow for NFC to have more than one use as it is right now? The S3 allowed for playlists and other stuff (not sure what else is possible) to be transferred via nfc?

    What do you guys think? any more possible uses?
  2. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    I'm not going to hold my breath.

    I think Apple thinks that the less things that use NFC, the more secure they can keep it. Apple has also developed AirDrop which is a far superior method of sharing things than tap and share, IMO.
  3. JackieInCo macrumors 603

    Jul 18, 2013
    That is cool. Though I never go to ATM machines to withdraw money, this is a good thing to have for most people.

    My Bank which is Bank of the West is so behind that they don't even support Apple Pay yet.
  4. Newtons Apple, Feb 25, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2015

    Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Apple has a long time history in maintaining hardware control over what is can do and more important, maintaining what it can't do.

    I have my doubts about Apple opening up the NFC functions!
  5. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Bluetooth can be used for all those sharing things, music, photos, videos etc.

    But Apple have never opened that up.

    Not sure if they will change now.
  6. danniexi macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2012
    Yes. And I'd say so in the immediate future. I'm hoping for an NFC API to be announced at the upcoming 2015 WWDC.

    Apple had done the same with Touch ID. I see no reason why they wouldn't open that up this year also. I'm sure there will be some limitation on its uses (none of that silly bump to share Galaxy nonsense) but still useful work cases. For example, they announced that you'll be able to open your hotel door with your watch... this can only be done with NFC and I'm sure the big corporate players have early access to the NFC handling. Other uses will probably include the integration with HomeKit.
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If you "can see no reason" then you do not know Apple.

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