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Passbook Won't Require NFC, Will Work On Any iOS Device
The next iPhone might not include NFC, which would be huge news for all Apple customers.
Bryan M. Wolfe
| September 4
Rumor: NFC iPhone Is Coming, Thanks To A Qualcomm Chip
A recent rumor claims that Apple is indeed developing a near field communication (NFC) capable iPhone handset. Reportedly, the upcoming NFC capable iPhone will feature a new Qualcomm chip, and mobile payments will be made through iTunes.
| March 23
Apple's "E-Wallet" Icon Is Found Hiding In A Recent Patent
In a recent patent application, Apple has included a preview of its "E-Wallet" app icon. The mobile payment application is expected to launch with a future NFC capable version of the iPhone.
| February 24
Deutsche Telekom: NFC Capable iPhone Coming In 2011
Deutsche Telekom recently noted that an NFC capable iPhone will arrive in 2011. The news was revealed at the company's Mobile World Congress press conference, yesterday.
| February 16
Visa Testing NFC Capable iPhones In Europe
Visa is reportedly testing NFC capable iPhones in Europe. The handsets are equipped with a hardware accessory that contains an NFC chip, as well as iOS compatible payment software installed.
| February 1
Apple Already Experimenting With Proximity-Aware iPhone Prototypes?
According to a recent report, Apple has already started testing proximity-aware iPhones following the company's employment of an expert in near field communications. Read on to find out more!
| August 17
Apple Employs New Near Field Communications Expert
Apple has hired an expert in near field communications, following a series of NFC related patents having been published by the company. Read on to find out more!
| August 16
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