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New set of iPhone 5 front assembly pics reveals a possible NFC chip setup

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New set of iPhone 5 front assembly pics reveals a possible NFC chip setup
Another purported front panel assembly leaked for the next iPhone, which includes what is looking like an NFC chip, has leaked from another anonymous source.

During the iOS 6 unveiling Apple showcased its new Passbook app, which serves as a hub for credit, debit, store and gift cards, movie tickets, and so on, so the NFC chip makes perfect sense to start establishing Cupertino's own mobile payments network.

Google has its Wallet undertaking for Android devices, but its scope has limitations, whereas the inevitable multimillion sales of the sixth generation iPhone will bring in a lot of similar devices with mobile purchasing capabilities, so that vendors start paying attention.


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posted on 27 Aug 2012, 06:02 4

1. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


May be great for USA iPhone-customers, but in Europe under "NFC" most think about a series of fast food restaurants.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 06:13 4

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


This is so confusing whether I should buy this or not

The good part is: 4inch screen will be very comfortable to hold eventhough i love 3.5inch version. And its finnally have the 4g lte. The design has changed from Black & White into Black/Grey and White/Grey (the combination of two colour according to the leak) which is awesome :) not to mentioned the screen resolution will be nicer than ever!!!

The bad part is: It is an Apple product :(

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 06:25 2

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


You can get a Nokia Lumia WP8 coming soon

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 07:24 1

5. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


whenever i see the design, it really reminds me of my n8. A aluminum body at the middle and another material for the top and bottom end.

They should focus more on their OS. It's so vintage.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 07:41 2

7. Orbitman (Posts: 110; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


well we all know how much hipsters love their vintage lol

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 07:37 1

6. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Get it, if you are using an iPhone 4 now - then the difference will be noticable. My opinion is you should get a new iPhone every two years, not every year.

And, man, it has yet to be announced, so why rush the decision.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 14:24

8. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


if the fact that it's an Apple product bothers you, then I recommend you don't buy the phone. There are plenty of great phones like the SGIII and One X, so your choice shouldn't be too difficult.

But to be honest, I think you'll end up buying the iPhone any way and are just saying things like that to get +1s from the Android users because you often post a lot of similar comments.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 15:34 1

9. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


If you want something beautiful and simple that is locked to one program, then go with the iPhone.
If you want something more powerful and a bit more complex that is also very open, go with Android.
Simple. :) Just get whatever you feel like.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 06:47 2

4. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Knew it...Apple couldn't get NFC to work with the aluminium back, so they went with that ugly 2 tone crap.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 17:11

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6674; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


What the hell is wrong with phonearena? Isn't NFC chip on all today current phonesDEVICE? I'm sure they will copy something from samsung or another android feature

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 01:19

11. gameday78 (Posts: 47; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


all of these rumors are chasing people away from buying a new phone... What gives anyone the right to keep passing these along. I was watching my local news and they were talking about it like its set in stone and i know customers are buying into it. so if sept comes and we dont have an iphone launch they are gona freak out... please stop spreading this crap till u know or hear anything from apple. fyi the world will end in dec i read it online!

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