What else can we do with the NFC?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nouveau-apple, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2014
    I always figured that Apple using NFC for Apple pay was nice but can we download other apps for it, like how we use Touch ID for other purposes.

    Didn't they say they would do indoors mapping? Wouldn't it be cool to have NFC as a tracker to find things inside a supermarket?

    You could just type in what you're looing for and see the stock they have in as well as where it is.
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    I don't think what you're talking about has anything to do with NFC. That would just be the store updating their website or app with thr actual location of their items.
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
  4. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2013
    What you're talking about would be more a function of iBeacons/Bluetooth LE. NFC only works within a range of a few inches (the N stands for Near) and even then, Apple hasn't opened it up to anything else yet and likely won't for at least another year.

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