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Apple patent points to NFC on next iteration of the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad

0. phoneArena 15 Aug 2013, 12:32 posted on

A new patent application made by Apple strongly hints that the upcoming versions of the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad will offer support for NFC; the patent application covers the gifting of eBooks, songs and films from iTunes to other iOS totin' friends and family. The application explains how iOS users can send that content via NFC instead of using email via the iTunes Store app, which is the current process involved...

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posted on 15 Aug 2013, 18:02

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 22130; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bro you somehow missed my entire point. My post wasn't based on apple innovating, or things like that. It's based on the millions of people that use apple devices joining the millions that use android. NFC can only benefit from apples involvement, just like the Heat benefitted from Bron joining the team. Android is D Wade, the one that's already there, iOS is Bron, joining the team, NFC is the Heat. Back to back titles, need I say more?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 16:07 1

35. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Yeah you're right...I apologize, on that note, it will move much faster since all the players will be using NFC, sorry..

To be honest, I'm glad everyone is going this route we need them to do cross platform so we all can share with each other.

I am wondering who is out there trying to hack NFC to get information off our phone, all the companies need to focus on more security.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 17:54

41. darkkjedii (Posts: 22130; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's all I meant too, I just worded it fanboyishly...my bad. With the #1 and 2 OS's offering support for it, we will now see it blow up. Hackers are the bad part of NFC blowing up. They'll be more interested as more users get on board.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 18:03

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 22130; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


BTW +1 Marty

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 13:45 10

21. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Once Apple iMplements it, just like little shaggy puppies, all of you will obey and follow, thereby, making it a "Revolutionary" success. And, then we'll see John Malkovich in newly updated commercials asking Siri to make a payment as he continues an endless conversation with her about absolutely nothing.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 13:45 4

22. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


NFC have been taking off!!!! Samsung have been using this for their phones, tablets and TVs.

Apple can reword how it being use BUT it still NFC technology in which Samsung has it their devices for couple years now. So they want to patent to be use in ITunes only! Why waste the time and effort when Apple's device are the only thing that uses that?

I'm sure the patent will get deny, and it's another BS from Apple trying to take credit for another innovation that they DID not come up originally!!!!

I have the Samsung S3 and it has the NFC and I can share my all my files and live videos with other Samsung users of tablets, phone and tvs. On top of that I can share the pictures instantly as soon as I snap the picture.

So you Apple fanboys.....what is the difference, and what make this new to be special for Apple? Apple finally figured it out that is a very good innovation to be use widely?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 14:21

27. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


The first phone to utilize NFC was the Nexus S, manufactured by sammy, but a Nexus all the way. Sammy isnt the only use and hasnt been the only one using the technology. They've just developed their own proprietary apps that utilize it,

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 14:58

29. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Get it straight sum182, Nexus is basically Samsung, no difference.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 15:51 1

34. SonyPS4 (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Nokia 6131 (2006) is the first using NFC tech. Samsung fans also same like Apple fans.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 16:09

36. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Sony, I never said Samsung was the first who came out with NFC. Samsung has been using it for a while now within their device.

What was the purpose of NFC in Nokia 6131? Because Nokia are known to put stuff in their device that no one care to use.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 14:22 3

28. HouTexan (Posts: 439; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


That is a joke. NFC has taken off already, without Apple.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 18:07 1

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 22130; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly HT, taken off but not blown up. There's an extremely large consumer base not using it. Apples... The fact that you said it's a joke means, you simply won't agree no matter what, so no need to discuss it any further.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 13:40 6

19. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Better iLate than iNever.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 16:54

39. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


iLike you :)

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 17:15

40. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Oooooohhhh, uBig boyyyy '-)

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 15:24

32. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


The last time I used I-Tunes, you couldn't share your library within your own family members, so whats the point of the NFC on the IPhone?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 15:39 6

33. SonyPS4 (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 May 2013)


FYI Sony, Nokia and Philips create this technology. i dont understand how Apple can patent this. Something is worng with patent law.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 16:45

38. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well they have to change SOMETHING right? Might as well be something that already exists on other phones for like 2 years. Apple - behind the curve since '09

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