Reports and new leaked components point towards Apple not integrating NFC into the iPhone 5.
Last week AnandTech and Jim Dalrymple have already analyst that NFC is not likely to be found in the iPhone 5. Now a closer photo of the component that would house the NFC chip has been published by Sonny Dickson (via AppleInsider) confirming that there is no NFC in the iPhone 5. At least when taking the leaked components as basis for this.
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Nokia has just unveiled the Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 with NFC and there are many Android phones that have NFC. Apple is apparently still holding out or managed to keep that component under wraps. As long as the iPhone 5 is 4G LTE everything is cool. I don't see NFC yet as a make and break feature.
The new iPhone 5 will be announced on September 12. The iPhone 5 sales are then to begin September 21. Rumored features of the new iPhone 5 include a larger screen, A6 CPU, iOS 6, small dock connector and 4G LTE. The overall design would not change dramatically. The backside material is not glass anymore as Apple introduces a unibody design. The rumors also say that the iPhone 5 is very thin.
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