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iPhone 5 rumors: next iPhone prototypes have NFC

by Nicole
June 25, 2012 at 8:57 am

Apple’s next smartphone has long been rumored to come with an integrated NFC chip.

9to5Mac has managed to get a log with information about iPhone 5 hardware and concluded that the device will feature NFC tech.

Coupled with recent reports about the launch of the Passbook app in iOS 6, the news fuel rumors about NFC integration in the next iPhone.

Passbook allows users to make payments at shops / service providers in the U.S., all without taking a penny out of the pocket.

The app is meant to be used as a user-friendly holder for documents with associated barcodes such as cinema tickets, boarding passes and Starbucks vouchers.

Analysts view Passbook as a precursor to a more developed e-payment tech for the future iPhone, possibly even featuring “wave and pay” technology.

Apple’s rival Samsung has already included NFC in its latest Galaxy S III smartphone, while Google relies on its app and in-store system, Google Wallet.

In addition, according to computerworld.in, Jim Peters, CTO at SITA, announced delegates at the Air Transport IT Summit in Brussels that they have to be ready for the implementation of NFC technology, which he believes will happen before the end of the year.

“Opinion is that Apple is going to incorporate NFC into Passbook. Apple just thinks about how they can make it really easy for the user, and then they figure out how to monetise it. They don’t think about how to monetise it and then tell the user what they can have. It doesn’t work like that,” Peters said.

“There aren’t any transactions in it yet, but I think that’s how Apple is going to sneak up on the industry. They are going to get people used to using it and then all of a sudden they will allow credit cards to be used in there, on the next iPhone, which will include NFC,” he added.

“There is a lot of debate that NFC will never take off because of all the arguments. But you need to get ready, this is coming. This is going to happen. By the end of the year the majority of smartphones that you go and buy will have NFC on them. If in October the next iPhone comes out and it has NFC on it, it’s game over.”

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