iPhone 5 NFC Chip: Meet iWallet?
Will Apple introduce the new iPhone 5 NFC chip this fall and make iWallet available? The company is constantly goaded with all sorts of assumptions and analytic conclusions but continues its practice of systematic introduction of new technologies into their gadgets. Last year the new iPhone was actively awaited to include wireless NFC technology, instead of it iPhone got another outstanding feature – Siri virtual assistant. Has Apple forgot about the NFC? Unlikely.
Let’s answer two questions that will help us decide whether to equip the new Apple iPhone with jet not that popular but no less advanced technology.
Why do I need this NFC in my iPhone? With this built-in chip you can do all kinds of shopping in supermarkets and restaurants, to pay the fare on the subway, to make all sorts of activities with e-money. remember that Apple has NFC wallet patent. So far, this method of NFC payments is tested in some countries but it is still too early to talk about a global implementation.
By the way other manufacturers have already figured out how to make the NFC popular. Samsung has implemented an S-Beam function in its flagship Galaxy S III. It’s a hybrid of Wi-Fi Direct and NFC. One has only to touch the phones to each other, as you can transfer gigabytes of data between them. Convenient? Yes. In the future .
Why Apple should insert a new chip into the iPhone 5? Rumors that Apple should equip iPhone 5 with NFC – chip for wireless data transfer appeared long before the presentation of iPhone 4S. An iWallet patent added even more reliance to our hearts but only now it became clear that the new iPhone (the fifth or sixth – we are free to call him as we like before the presentation) still receives new hardware. The words of Jim Peters, the SITA international media company technical director are more than convincing:
There is a lot of debate that NFC will never take off because of all the arguments. But you need to get ready, this is coming. This is going to happen. By the end of the year the majority of smartphones that you go and buy will have NFC on them. If in October the next iPhone comes out and it has NFC on it, it’s game over.
Well, those words leave us no doubt in iPhone 5 NFC support and iWallet appearance. As usual, let’t track the latest headlines together and wait till October to behold the mighty and yet mystic iPhone 5 appearance.