Apple iPhone 5 prototype allegedly had NFC, last minute speculation says final device might too

Apple iPhone 5 prototype allegedly had NFC, last minute speculation says final device might too
The Apple iPhone 5 is a device that you can’t have missed. Unlike most previous iPhone launches where all details were kept behind closed doors literally just before the official announcement, we’ve seen tons of rumors and leaks about the iPhone 5. One of the most convincing and logical suggestions was that due to the metallic plate covering most of the backside of the new iPhone, Apple won’t be able to fit in an NFC chip that requires a lot of space and works best when hidden under plastic.

Apple developer Will Strafach however doesn’t agree and says it’s too early to write the NFC chip off the list.



N42AP here stands for one of the earlier iPhone 5 prototypes. We don’t know whether that’s good enough of an evidence, but it certainly adds some more drama to what seems to be an announcement that everyone thinks Apple won’t surprise. Let’s see - it all start in just around two hours.

source: @chronic via iMore

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22 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

NFC hummmmm..... Where have I seen that before, ohh yes the Samsung Nexus S from 2010. lol

3. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Apple is all about innovation nowadays right??? heh

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Right, right, for sure !!!

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah there is word that Apple is going to patent NFC also. I guess that constitutes innovation. lol +1 to both of you.

13. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

I wanna see them try. They will be so screwed. They will have Google hard.

10. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

nokia is the first to make nfc technology

16. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

And Samsung will be sued over it. Clearly, Samsung has blatantly and deliberately copied something that Apple would eventually get around to inventing.

18. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

glad all the haters are in a good mood.. I am super exited... see Apple fan boys do let the fandroids take shots at Apple because bottom line we are happy and nothing changes that. fandroids on the other hand get all sensitive and personal when Android is verbally attack... 45% satisfaction I can see why..

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

i thought u was smart and clever galli?

21. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

hey I have my days.. you know

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Your days? But you are not a girl... ? WTF, gallito ? :D

2. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Even NFC will be limited on Sharing files.. Only Iphone to Iphone transfer will be available as they did with Bluetooth I guess...

11. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

for that also you will need an add on app i guess

5. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Yawn. . . gotta sleep I'll check a bit later after 8hrs of good sleep. . . I'm hoping that the iPhone4s event wont make a De Ja Vu this time around.

7. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

I sorry phonearena I am getting tired of your site. everytime I get on here all I am seeing is the same repetitive apple bashers and their pathetic sarcastic jokes. I swear there has not been a single apple article where these los*rs aren't comparing androids to apple.

14. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Go make your own site sissy. All i see you do is bash androids. Get a life bro. You cant take the heat and then you go cry.

17. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

what have I said about android? you f*gg*ts are the one that need a life what does bashing a cellphone gets you nothing. So you can go shove that s3 right up your as*

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

there all tryin to make you realise and enjoy the freedom of mobile using experience. its called LINUX, not prison os. so please you should have the rights to serande.

8. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung is watching if iPhone 5 supported LTE before filing a lawsuit on LTE patent.

9. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Oh my god!!!! Let me put my glases on. This is too innovative!

12. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Hahaha...love it!

15. raphael007

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

Oooooo mmmmyyyyyy GGGGGooood who would have thought NFC Apple's done it again ! Now I wonder what else could be next I hope to still be around when they come arounf with the next big thing widgets would be nice Loool

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