News stories featuring Apple and NFC:
March 6th, 2012
Apple has been granted US patent number 8,127,962 for 'Parental Controls', a wide ranging system for tying together multiple subsidiary accounts within a mobile wallet application. The patent, first applied for in January 2009, allows...
March 2nd, 2012
The search giant is in discussion with mobile network operators around the world, NFC World has learned, with the aim of making its NFC mobile wallet available both internationally and on a wide array of handsets. US carrier partner Sprint is set to be the first, with up to ten additional handsets due to get Google Wallet this year.
February 28th, 2012
DeviceFidelity's In2Pay iCaisse4 device has become the first NFC solution for Apple iPhones to be certified by MasterCard, allowing it to be used in commercial mobile PayPass deployments. The iCaisse 4 is an iPhone case...
February 26th, 2012
POS maker VeriFone has unveiled Paymedia Universal Acceptance Platform (UAP), a new platform designed to make it easy for mobile network operators and other mobile wallet providers to enable merchants to support their NFC payments,...
February 22nd, 2012
The bank has partnered with Visa Europe for a limited commercial NFC payments rollout, using iPhone 4 and 4S handsets equipped with Wireless Dynamics' iCarte accessory.
February 21st, 2012
Support for a range of Android phones based on Samsung's Galaxy S has been added to NFC supplier DeviceFidelity's Moneto service. Launched last month with support for Apple iPhones, Moneto allows anyone in the US...
January 30th, 2012
"I don't know of a handset manufacturer that isn't in process of making sure their stuff is PayPass ready," Ed McLaughlin, MasterCard's head of emerging payments has told Fast Company in an interview. Pressed on...
January 12th, 2012
POS terminal maker Ingenico has partnered with mobile commerce specialist iMobile3 to introduce iMRP, a mobile retail platform aimed at US retailers. iMRP incorporates a range of mobile POS devices based on the Apple iPod...
November 9th, 2011
A newly published Apple patent application sets out a way for a virtual SIM card to be built into an embedded secure element which can, in turn, be attached to an NFC controller chip.
October 25th, 2011
The bank has unveiled 'Commbank Kaching', a next generation mobile payments service that lets iPhone users easily send money to their Facebook friends, email contacts and phone contacts as well as make payments in stores via an add-on NFC case.
October 4th, 2011
If there's NFC inside the new iPhone announced today, Apple isn't shouting about it. The iPhone 4S boasts an improved camera, a dual core A5 CPU and a voice-driven virtual assistant named Siri. But the...
September 27th, 2011
The company's new NFC controller chips allow multiple secure elements to be active on a single phone at the same time, making it possible for consumers to use both a mobile wallet supplied by a mobile network operator and a mobile wallet supplied by a bank, handset maker or operating system supplier.
September 27th, 2011
HTC, LG, Motorola Mobility, RIM, Samsung Mobile and Sony Ericsson as well as MicroSD device maker DeviceFidelity have agreed to implement Isis NFC and technology standards.
September 22nd, 2011
The Korean mobile network operator is offering iPhone users a case that enables them to make payments at merchants and on public transportation with their mobile phone.
September 15th, 2011
"The conditions are now right to create a strong market," says Goode Intelligence which forecasts that the current global user base of four million mobile biometrics users will grow to 39 million by 2015.
September 12th, 2011
The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: Sony Ericsson's Nozomi, Samsung's Omnia W Windows phone, US Samsung Galaxy S II rumours, iPhone 5 anticipation building to fever pitch and Google's Schmidt hints Android Ice Cream Sandwich could ship in October.
September 6th, 2011
The Casino supermarket chain is testing the use of NFC tags as a way for visually impaired and physically disabled customers to obtain product details including pricing and ingredient lists.
July 25th, 2011
More than 140 million people will use mobile payments services of one type or another this year, but Gartner believes mass market adoption of NFC payments is still at least four years away.
July 11th, 2011
Apple has been granted a patent covering the addition of an NFC antenna to electronic devices such as computer monitors where standard methods of integrating NFC may cause problems generating a sufficiently robust signal strength....
June 30th, 2011
Banks and mobile network operators should work together on a mobile payments business model that plays to both their strengths, says Citi's Dickson Chu.
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