No NFC for Apple iPhone 5 say U.K. carriers
Some handsets, like the Samsung Galaxy S and the Galaxy S II offer NFC which is a feature of Android 2.3, and as we reported, RIM has announced that upcoming BlackBerry devices will feature the technology.
Bloomberg had earlier reported that NFC would show up in the Apple iPad 2 as well as the iPhone 5. The lack of the technology in Apple's just released tablet would seem to indicate that the next iPhone will also not feature it. The Cupertino based firm is said to be working on its own NFC system which would link payments to iTunes. That technology is expected to make it into the 2012 model of the Apple iPhone.
1. B (unregistered)
Nfc will be in the iphone 6 and we will be treated to another ad glorifying apple and how they invented the nfc for phones,changing everything again
5. B (unregistered)
indeed experts reckon apple will have a version of nfc which works from the iphone through itunes account only,apple will no doubt make much profit through this restriction and thus call it by a different name like ipmfnfc....i pay more for near field communications!!
7. LionStone (Posts: 484; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
or it'll simply be called ... "ibuy"...perfect...
6. Vkg (unregistered)
and then it'll be patented :)
3. snowgator (Posts: 3335; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Apple still seems to be content marketing a consumer phone, as opposed to a professional phone. NFC seems to be a staple more so to professionals, and Apple will happily let other companies eat the cost on developing the tech. I do not think the people who want the next iPhone will worry one second it is not on there. I think it is an interesting tech, and do hope NFC is part of most mobile devices in a couple of years.