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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NFC technology receives a slap in the face from iBeacon

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Near field communications have taken quite a hit by the success of Apple’s mobile payments system. When it comes to mobile payments, one of the greatest barriers to mainstream acceptance has been a lack of a standard, and while it had been looking as though NFC technology would be the fast, easy, and convenient method that would soon be taking over, Apple disagreed, and this could be defining for the industry. Though near field communications tech has been around for a while, it has not been catching on. Consumers simply…

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Next iPhone may be equipped with NFC technology

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NFC technology could be features in next generation iPhone New rumors have already begun to circulate concerning the next iteration of Apple’s popular iPhone. The iPhone 5 was released in September 2012 and production on the iPhone 5S is expected to begin in the coming weeks. Despite the fact that the smartphone is still fresh to the market, Apple may already have plans to develop a powerful new iPhone that will take the popular brand into a new generation. This time, the smartphone may actually include NFC technology. Rumors point…

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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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The challenges, hopes and technology of NFC

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So why has Apple taken the path of least resistance in NFC technology? Many have been asking this question as well as what is NFC technology and how will it affect me? NFC stands for Near Field Communication. It’s a feature that’s come under a lot of scrutiny over the past few years but is quickly emerging as the one piece of technology we simply cannot live without. Tap without Apps NFC enables us to use our phones to pay for products, to pick up information with a tap and to share…

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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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NFC technology may be included in iPhones after all

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Apple could be planning to release a device that contains the near field communication chip in the future. The recent acquisition of Authentec by Apple, for $356 million, is suggesting that after years of rumors stating that it is seeking to include NFC technology in its iPhones, this may become the truth in the not so distant future. A near field communication chip was notably absent from the recent release of the iPhone 5. Now, the NFC technology news has been revealed that the Embedded Security Solutions (ESS) division of…

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NFC and fingerprints may be central to mobile payments from Apple

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The iPhone manufacturer is looking at the Australian company, causing many brows to raise. Rumors about NFC technology and mobile payments options with the added security of fingerprint scanning have been flying as Apple has shown an interest in an Australian company that is working on this form of “biosecurity”. This has been especially interesting following the release of the iPhone 5, which omitted NFC entirely. Many have wondered about Apple’s decision not to include NFC technology in its latest device, and there has been no shortage of expressions of disappointment…

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Mobile payments standard not included in iPhone 5

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NFC has not made its way into the latest Apple device, causing many to question the technology. Near field communication technology (NFC) has already been facing a great deal of struggle to get started, and now this would-be standard for mobile payments has taken another blow with the announcement that the chips are not embedded into the iPhone 5. Now, the prospect of using smartphones as wallets is becoming more heavily questioned. Advocates of NFC had high hopes that Apple would give its endorsement. They were greatly disappointed, though, when…

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Apple iWallet awarded with new patent in the U.S.

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Patent highlights the iWallet’s NFC infrastructure The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has awarded Apple with a new patent concerning the company’s ambitious iWallet system. The iWallet is a mobile application being developed by Apple for the purposes of mobile commerce. The application is meant to make use of NFC technology to allow users to make mobile payments for goods and services. The latest patent is in regards to the iWallet Credit System Architecture, the infrastructure which will support the operations of the company’s sponsors and advertisers. The system is…

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Apple TV may not feature mobile payment system, according to J.P. Morgan

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Analysts expect iPay system to be absent from Apple TV Technology giant Apple announced late last year development plans for a new project dubbed Apple TV. The project was meant to revolutionize the television industry by introducing new technology that could open up untapped revenue streams. The Apple TV is meant to include NFC technology, which will allow it to accept mobile payments as well as provide owners with access to digital content. Speculation suggests that that Apple has plans to launch a new mobile payment platform called “iPay” alongside…

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