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iPhone 5 May have NFC After All?

To NFC, or not to NFC?

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iPhone 5 May have NFC After All?

The speculation on the iPhone 5 is rampant with the device expected to debut sometime this year. We have heard all sorts of speculation on the device from a larger and higher resolution screen to a dual-core processor. One of the rumors we heard early on was that the iPhone 5 would have NFC technology inside.

This rumor was easy to believe with the big push from all sorts of firms to get NFC payment tech onto the market so consumers can pay for things with accounts linked to their smartphone and use NFC to get more details on products equipped with the tech on their store displays. NFC tech on store displays is particularly interesting because it would let shoppers access video and more details on movies or products right from their smartphones.

The issue is that we had heard rumors before that the iPhone 5 wasn't going to get NFC tech after all. Forbes is now reporting that a new source is telling it that the iPhone 5 may indeed have NFC. I still say this would not be a surprise. I would be more surprised if Apple skips NFC with Google and many of the major credit card companies pushing hard for NFC payments.

Forbes reports that back on the 14th of March The Independent is the publication that broke the rumor that no NFC would come with the iPhone 5. The reason cited at the time was said to be the lack of a clear standard. I thought then that it seemed to me Apple would want to step in and try to make whatever NFC tech it wanted to use the standard. I think we all know that with the hoards of people that will buy the iPhone 5 it will likely be the most common NFC capable smartphone out there.

Forbes says that a source working on some sort of top-secret NFC project has told it that he thinks the iPhone 5 will have NFC inside. That's hardly a resounding yes for the tech. That said, the source is supposedly plugged into the NFC tech world and knows his stuff. We will have to wait until Steve steps on stage and pulls the iPhone 5 out of his pocket to know for sure. Or at least until some hapless iPhone 5 tester at Apple leaves it behind after a bender.

 

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