No NFC

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  1. Geckotek, Sep 12, 2012
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    Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Looks like they're done with features and no NFC.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Not all features are shown at the start... I think you should know this by now.
     
  3. gta50419 macrumors 6502

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    Hello Samsung or Nokia.

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    still a 8mp camara lol oh god this a ****ing nightmare.
     
  4. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    Oops, the game demo fooled me. :eek:
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    We keep seeing more features... hopefully it makes it.
     
  6. snow blind macrumors regular

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    Looks like it's wrapping up... looking highly unlikely.
     
  7. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    too bad. and the fingerprint sensor can be swiped away as well..

    i Do VERY MUCh like the improved battery life while still being thinner.
     
  8. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    ...crosses fingers....
     
  9. macMD macrumors 6502

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    No surprise here, Apple doesn't see a need for it so they don't include it. They will be going another path and pushing retailers to follow. That will be a fun war to watch.
     
  10. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yup, sad. PassBook could have benefited heavily on NFC. Actually, that was something I thought would bring NFC to the iPhone, the addition of PassBook. Seems I was mistaken.
     
  12. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    When they finally put a NFC chip in an iPhone, is it possible that earlier generation could take advantage with a NFC enabled sim card? (Of course that would mean the OS would have to support it too, or a jailbreak to support it).
     
  13. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    This was confirmed. We been knew it would not have it. Jim said it.
     
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    I'm 50/50 disappointed. NFC isn't exactly widely used tech right now, and maybe it'd be better for everyone else to go through the growing pains :D

    This is the apple way it seems. They could have adopted LTE in the 4S too, but they left it out.

    Then again, it would have been nice to see some cutting edge stuff.

    Oh well, NFC was at the bottom of the list for me anyways.
     
  16. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    Doubtful. I don't see how they can fit NFC into a nano sim.
     
  17. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    I'd like to take advantage of NFC, but I guess I have to wait my turn. To be honest, I don't often see NFC readers around. Just put it in an iPhone and as they say "if you build it, they will come".
     
  18. jordoday macrumors newbie

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    NFC... no need

    There is going to be a more universal standard. Big companies have already united to form the Merchant Customer Exchange. This will probably be the standard that everyone adopts.

    Companies would be foolish to adopt NFC as the standard when hundreds of millions of smartphones currently in consumers hands do not have this technology. Now to adopt a standard with Wifi or bluetooth that these hundreds of millions of smartphone users could use, starting today, just by downloading an app... that's the smart way to go.

    Check out the MCX - http://jdlink.us/Noyt79

    Another article here - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...36872.html?KEYWORDS="best+buy"+sunoco+walmart
     
  19. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    I guess I just assumed MCX would use NFC. Have they said they are planning to use something else?
     
  20. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

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    Am disappointed no NFC.

    Wont make me switch to Android, but still disappointed.
     
  21. iAlphard macrumors regular

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    No NFC is indeed disappointing. It's not just for paying stuff, some countries don't even have the infrastructure yet. But they could integrate the NFC MAC ID with imessage for example, so you could add your friend phone to the contact just by letting the 2 phones touch for couple seconds. As a start, that would be pretty luxury for iphone user.
     
  22. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    That's just dirty! :p
     
  23. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    More like naughty. :D
     
  24. iAlphard macrumors regular

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    Ok not really "touching", make it needs to rub each other! Including the users :D
     

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