Next iteration of the Apple iPhone to support NFC

Next iteration of the Apple iPhone to support NFC
One of our loyal readers has brought us some information. Remaining anonymous for reasons that instantly will become clear, our source tells us that the next Apple iPhone will offer support for NFC. An entry in the Verizon database allegedly shows "4g lte nano nfc sim cards." NFC SIM cards, according to our source, are used only for NFC compatible phones, while the nano part of the listing would seem to indicate that they will be used for the Apple iPhone.

Our source says that he is close to one of the three companies that would know about this, so he obviously must remain anonymous. Last summer, hardware code dumps from two prototypes, the Apple iPhone 5,1 and the Apple iPhone 5.2, revealed support for NFC in both units. Recently, Apple received a patent for a cross-platform data syncing method that uses NFC to set up lines of communication between two devices and then sends the data using a peer-to-peer network, which is exactly how S Beam works. Apple has a feature coming in iOS 7 that uses Wi-Fi direct to send data between iPhones using a peer-to-peer network, eliminating the need for the iPhone users to have to tap the devices.

A few months ago, there was talk about the Apple iPhone 5S offering NFC support in order for Apple to become a player in the mobile payments industry. While the company offers Passbook, right now that application is seen as a digital place to store credit cards, gift cards and loyalty cards and is not a true tap-to-pay application. If our source is right, this will all change with the next iPhone. And Apple won't even have to align itself with Google Wallet since ISIS is now live. That is the mobile payment service owned by Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

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33 Comments

1. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Great. Only 2 years too late.

6. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Isn't it Apple's thing to implement obviously desired features two years after Android has implemented them? Example Given: LTE compatibility Example Given: Larger than 4 inch screens

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Whether or not NFC is all that "desired" is debatable, especially compared to the two much more obviously desired features of LTE and larger screens.

30. g2a5b0e unregistered

Your second example doesn't count. Apple STILL hasn't used a screen larger than 4" yet.

14. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Only 2 years late XD... I'm not sure when they will use 5 inch display for their next iphone... It will be many many years late....XD

21. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What's the point anyway? There's restriction on bluetooth...and if it has the same scene with the NFC?

15. ilia1986 unregistered

Lol actually 3. The Nexus S was available in 2010.

17. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

Don't get your hopes high. Apple is never bringing nfc. Or atleast not any time soon. apple is stubborn as we have seen in past.

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

True wayy too late and they shouldn't patent the technology.

3. joey18

Posts: 681; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

no body use nfc is not so secure

5. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

i've never used it. I can see how it might be useful in the future but i don't know of anyone that has ever really put it to good use.

11. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Check SONY's products. They implement NFC in almost every device thry make. Cheers.

12. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

You can also buy NFC pads to transfer files between your phone and PC with no cables.

7. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

I use it all the time. And that means I'm not using an iOS product. Use it on Android and BlackBerry. I see no security issues. I have my devices to only work when unlocked. Problem solved.

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Late but good.

9. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I'm sure Apple is going to claim they invented this technology, and the majority of iPhone users are going to believe so... Nevertheless, I've had my Nokia Lumia 920 for almost 8 months now, and I've used NFC maybe twice.. Currently there just isn't very many outlets for it.. So, the iPhone hasn't been missing out on anything... But, it is good iPhones are getting this technology because NFC is supposed to take off in the near future.

13. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

They are going to call it like Apple iNear and sue every company that tries to make products that do anything similar to it.

16. ilia1986 unregistered

Wait.. Windows Phone supports NFC?

19. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

You're late?

27. ilia1986 unregistered

I honestly thought only android did.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31600; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post, but this iPhone user knows better. Apple didn't invent it, but they do need it.

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

You're right bout that and we will see their fans cheer for NFC.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31600; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You'll also see business's galore cheer for it too. I'm sure your apple bashing fanboy mind failed to think about the million of business's, that cater to apple products, and services, that'll benefit from it.

18. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31600; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm gonna get bashed for saying this, but here goes. NFC will take off when apple implements it, this is no fanboy statement. Apple is very heavily catered to in the business world, from sports, to hotels, to auto makers. When they make the jump, watch how it takes off. And they'd better not act like they invented NFC either.

28. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

ur correct my friend

32. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Its already talking off. Apple will just take the credit for it.

33. stealthd unregistered

It's not really taking off though.

29. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

Ha ha apple is alway late Ha Ha

31. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

whats nfc

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