by Brent Dirks
January 21, 2014
Even though Apple seems to be in no hurry to add NFC technology to iOS devices, Incipio is coming to the rescue. According to Engadget, the Incipio Cashwrap case for the iPhone 5/5s should soon be appearing in AT&T stores. Buyers will be able to select from three different color combinations for $69.99 each. Along with the case, using the service requires opening an account with mobile payment provider Isis. You can find out more on how to do that on the company’s site. The case itself will feature a microNFC card inside. Once a payment account is setup, simply tapping your phone next to a reader at a participating retailer will complete a purchase. A companion app to the case and payment service has yet to appear in the App Store, but it looks like it will arrive soon after the case is officially on sale. Are you interested in bringing NFC technology to your iPhone? The Cashwrap sounds like a nice idea, but I do wonder how useful it would be on a daily basis. I did a quick search on the Isis site for participating retailers near me and came up quite disappointed. Besides McDonald’s, I could only find a few other specialty retailers using the Isis system. For other news today, see: Verizon Wireless Says That 70 Percent Of Its Customers Now Own A Smartphone, The iPad Air Was The Top Selling Apple Tablet During The Holiday Quarter, and Apple Brings iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager To New Markets.