Should you or shouldn't you expect NFC in the iPhone 5?
0. phoneArena 29 Aug 2012, 08:56 posted on
Yesterday, we broke down the engineering reasons why you shouldn't be expecting NFC to be part of the iPhone 5, but we have a bit more Appley reason why you might not want to expect to see NFC in Apple's next-gen device...
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1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3394; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
If the iPhone 5 looks anything like that Chinese copy then really who cares. I am really worried that Apple might actually just make a taller/longer iPhone 4.
3. wendygarett (unregistered)
I don't mind that :)
How do you expect the 4inch screen phone to be ?
5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3394; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Different looking. Just like all other 4" plus phones out there. Nokia phones always look different, Samsung phones look different, HTC phones look different, & Sony phones all look different. I can really keep going.....
Why is it that Apple is fine with the same design just a little taller?
Remember what happened to RIM for having the same OS & the same designs?
Apple: same OS (iOS6) Same design (iPhone 4, 4S & maybe 5). Looks like history is repeating it self.
Please let's hope the iPhone 5 looks different than a 3 year old iPhone 4. Please!
27. E.N. (Posts: 2216; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
The iPhone's design may be different from the leaks, but I don't see it being too different from their rectangular, external antenna design. Most people are happy with it.
22. ZayZay (Posts: 530; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
As much as I dislike Apple (Thumbs please), I don't care what it looks like as long as I have enough in stock on launch day to make a lot of money that month in sales. New accessories are a fortune to me when I sell 3 per phone and sell 100 phones when it launches. It is the only time I am thanking apple for coming out with a new phone.
26. Obdabeast (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)
no business can complain about apples constant sales.. definitely brings in the money on all the accessories being sold for them. I have customers even now buying Iphone 4s's even though they know the 5 is coming out soon. ( mind you I'm an android guy )
2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
chances are they'd save it for the 5S or something, because they'd keep the same design and etc... they'd have to have something ''game-changing'' again --- something like the Bluetooth 4 on the 4S.
then again, maybe they will, but ususlly Apple keeps it's upgrades as minimal as possible.
4" screen may be good for the next iPhone, iOS 6 is a failure, camera will be good, and probably a better siri and 4g... what else?! is that worth 850 dollars?
12. sgogeta4 (Posts: 372; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
Except Bluetooth 4.0 isn't game-changing, it's just catching up.
4. andyandy1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
eh who needs an iPhone, check out the 4 new colors Samsung is adding to Their Galaxy S III : mobileadvancesDOTcom
6. Mittal (Posts: 405; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
this post seems inpired from a similar one at AnandTech
17. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2575; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Perhaps similar, but definitely not inspired. I'm not even sure when I last visited AnandTech. Maybe a case of great minds thinking alike?
20. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2575; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Can you post the link? I can't even find the article you're talking about, just the one that Vic sourced yesterday for his piece, which is all about hardware of the iPhone.
25. Mittal (Posts: 405; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
ya here u go
7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 965; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
I expect it now and trust me, it'll be "revolutionary".
11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 4208; Member since: 14 May 2012)
You must be new here.
Of course he's being sarcastic. Apple releases a feature that's been around, slaps their name on it and call it "revolutionary" on "The world's most advanced operating system."
14. The_Innovation (Posts: 508; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Yea I figured, but thanks for the confirmation lol.
10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 4208; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Without a doubt Michael is one of the best writers in this site.
I wouldn't expect Apple to release NFC until next year like you said. When more people start to use it, then they would use the feature due to popular demand.
13. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)
Well I have nfc on my xperia ion right now not once have I used it o_O
15. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
Whats the use of NFC on iphone when it cannot even send files from bluetooth and has no usb mass storage
16. ph00ny (Posts: 531; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Is anyone expecting apple to follow the real standard?
They went ahead with imessage, airplay, etc
19. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2575; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Apple always follows standards when it means devices interacting with outside products (like NFC payment systems). The means of transferring files between iPhones via NFC will likely use some sort of proprietary system though.
21. ZayZay (Posts: 530; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Soooooo NFC is the only topic on this new iphone right now? Slow times at Apple I guess.