The iPhone NFC chip could soon unlock your car door

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Apple’s near-field communication chip to gain new unique features with huge update. Forgot your keys? That may no longer be a problem for Apple mobile phone users in the future as the iPhone NFC chip could soon have the power to unlock home and car doors. The secure wireless chip is set to expand beyond payments. The possible changes to the iPhone NFC chip could result in Apple users utilizing the NFC tech in their mobile phones beyond making mobile payments via Apple Pay, The Information reported. The changes could…

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Sony brings NFC technology to SmartWatch 2

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SmartWatch 2 equipped with NFC technology Amid a tide of rumors suggesting Apple’s interest in developing wearable technology and Google’s plans to launch augmented reality glasses, Japanese technology giant Sony has made a surprising move. Sony has unveiled its SmartWatch 2, which it hopes will revolutionize the mobile market and have a major impact on consumers that are interested in wearable technology. Notably, the SmartWatch 2 is equipped with NFC technology, which significantly expands its potential uses over those of its eventual competitors. NFC could open many doors for wearable…

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Apple embraces QR codes over NFC

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QR codes win the favor of Apple While QR codes may be popular in marketing, they are often considered to be the black sheep of the technology industry. Today’s technology field is very similar to the fashion industry, where form is as important as function. Technology developers are keen to create products that are visually appealing and QR codes do not typically fit in with their aesthetic interests. Apple, however, has been showing signs that it has no ill will when it comes to the matter of QR codes, especially…

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New Apple patent highlights potential for NFC technology

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Patent sheds new light on Apple’s interest in NFC technology The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a new patent application from Apple regarding the use of NFC technology. The patent refers to a project that was launched by Apple in 2008, which had fallen to the wayside until very recently. NFC technology has seen some use in the field of marketing, but the patent application hints to a project that leverages the technology for some purpose involving mobile commerce. NFC has long been a pillar of mobile commerce,…

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NFC technology steps taken by Apple, again, with Passbook patent

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The mobile device manufacturer is making moves that indicate that near field communication is coming. Though Apple shocked many with the release of an NFC technology free version of its iPhone 5, it has been making regular moves toward the adoption of the technique through acquisitions, and now a recent patent application. The approach that Apple has shown toward near field communication, so far, has been comparatively slow. This has not only left the NFC technology world feeling uncertain about its future and has delayed its mainstream acceptance and use,…

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Absentee NFC in iPhone 5 may hurt banks more than Apple

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iPhone 5 may be missed opportunity for banks looking to promote mobile commerce Earlier this month, Apple officially unveiled the highly anticipated iPhone 5. Among the numerous features included in the company’s latest iteration of its popular smart phone, the absence of NFC technology received a great deal of attention. Apple has chosen not to include NFC technology in the new iPhone 5 because of reasons concerning security and the concept that the technology does not solve any problems consumers are facing today. Apple has been criticized for its snub…

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Apple may have missed promising opportunity with iPhone 5

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Lack of NFC technology may cost Apple The world of m-commerce news has been a flutter since Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 5 earlier this week. For months, speculation over whether the smart phone would be equipped with NFC technology has raged on and on. Some had expected Apple to make its powerful entry into the mobile commerce industry with its new mobile devices and applications designed specifically with NFC technology in mind (Passbook), but these expectations fell flat as the company announced that the iPhone 5 would not be…

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Apple debuts iPhone 5

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iPhone 5 officially announced by Apple Apple has officially announced its iPhone 5. For months, rumors have raged throughout the Internet regarding the mobile device and its capabilities. Many of these rumors hinted at the device would be equipped with NFC technology. These rumors were largely based on information concerning the Passbook application, which is to be a significant feature of the iOS 6 operating system, as well as leaked photographs showing the construction of the mobile device. Apple has revealed at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in…

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NFC technology could lead to more control over electronics

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Apple continues to show interest in NFC technology It is no secret that technology giant Apple has taken an acute interest in NFC technology. Though the company’s interest in the technology may be common knowledge, the exact details concerning its use of the technology are often shrouded in secrecy. A new patent application filed by Apple sheds some light on how the company plans to use NFC technology in the future to some degree. The patent suggests that Apple is working on creating systems, methods, and devices that can lead…

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Apple wins patent for iTravel application

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Apple continues to obtain patents for its iOS 6 platform The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a series of 23 patents that have been officially granted to technology giant Apple. One of the awarded patents is generating some buzz in the technology world due to its potential connection with the recently announced Passbook feature. Passbook is a feature that will be included in the upcoming release of the iOS 6 platform. This feature is expected to support a number of the operating system’s functions, especially those concerning the…

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Apple to approach mobile commerce slowly

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iPhone 5 may be unable to facilitate mobile payments upon release Apple may be prepared to include NFC technology in the latest incarnation of its popular iPhone smart phones, but that does not mean that the mobile device will be capable of facilitating mobile payments. Apple’s mobile commerce system – called Passbook – has been revealed, but the company has shown little interest in making mobile commerce one of its main focuses. The service has, nonetheless, garnered attention for its potential uses in mobile commerce, despite the fact that it…

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