Must Read Rumors

Kate Middleton coloring hobby revealed by Prince William

Prince William made a lovely revelation about his wife’s favorite hobby.

Kate Middleton reportedly delighted about Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is said to be happy that her brother-in-law has found love.

Kate Middleton comforts mother of autistic teen at Place2Be charity event

The Duchess of Cambridge consoled an emotional mother whose son was diagnosed with autism.

Kate Middleton reveals Prince George loves dinosaurs and Princess Charlotte is ‘chatty’

During a visit to London’s Natural History Museum, Duchess Kate confided about her children’s tastes and personalities.

Kate Middleton is ‘an amazing mother and a fantastic wife,’ Prince William says

Known to be quite discreet about his private life, Prince William has lifted the veil on his family life in an interview with Talk Vietnam.

Kate Middleton coloring hobby revealed by Prince William
Kate Middleton reportedly delighted about Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle
Kate Middleton comforts mother of autistic teen at Place2Be charity event
Kate Middleton reveals Prince George loves dinosaurs and Princess Charlotte is ‘chatty’
Kate Middleton is ‘an amazing mother and a fantastic wife,’ Prince William says

iPhone 5 rumors: MasterCard hints at NFC incorporation

by Nicole
February 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Apple is reportedly working on the integration of near field communication technology in its next smartphone.

The NFC is used in payment terminals and is precisely designed for use on mobile phones. The iPhone 5 could mark Apple’s entry in this specific segment.

Fast Company interviewed Ed McLaughlin, MasterCard’s head of emerging payments, sparking speculation on the technical specifications of the next iPhone.

McLaughlin said Apple was very interested in the integration of NFC technology in its next smartphone models, an allusion concerning especially the iPhone 5, which is entering production phase these days.

“The timeline is always as rapid as it makes sense for consumers,” McLaughlin said. “That’s a combination of having a critical mass of the merchants, which is what you’re seeing right now, and getting devices into the hands of consumers. I don’t know of a handset manufacturer that isn’t in process of making sure their stuff is PayPass ready.”

Asked if Apple was one of these manufacturers, McLaughlin hesitated.

“Um, there are…like I say, [I don't know of] any handset maker out there,” he said. “Now, when we have discussions with our partners, and they ask us not to disclose them, we don’t.”

Fast Company‘s Austin Carr chatted with Ed McLaughlin from MasterCard about when payments via mobile devices might become the norm.

In addition, tech site 9to5Mac discussed this issue with a “well-connected developer” currently working on designing an app compatible with NFC.

The developer, whose identity was not revealed, is cited as saying that Apple software engineers are “heavy into NFC.”

Asked what degree of confidence he gave to this information, the developer replied, “Enough to bet the app development on.”

Filled under: , ,

What do you think? What is your gossip?

The rules: Keep it clean, stay on the subject and use English only - or we may delete your comment. If you see inappropriate language email us. Read our Terms and Conditions