Why is no one talking about bluetooth 4.0?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by protobiont, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. protobiont macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    I see comment after comment around the web about the lack of NFC in the new iPhone, and how NFC would make sense paired with passbook. Samsung is putting out adds blasting the iPhone for not having NFC.

    From some things that I have read, bluetooth 4.0 can do the same things that NFC does. Yet no one, not even apple, is talking about this. Am I totally wrong? Am I missing something?

    Here is where I am getting this idea.
  2. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Because the 4S had 4.0?

    Besides, people don't want to talk about what the iPhone has, they just want to complain about everything it doesn't have.
  3. bigjim83 macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    Yea it's not really the same. NFC is rolled out in many retailer's POS checkouts. Bluetooth isn't.
  4. jeblis macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2012
  5. protobiont thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    Of course, if that's the only meaningful difference, the adoption rate is so low that bluetooth could still enter the scene. In fact, most of the arguments are along the lines of, NFC won't get going until Apple includes it. Well, BT 4.0 is on millions of iPhones, and not a peep about using it for mobile payment. It just seems odd.

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