News stories featuring Apple and NFC:
September 20th, 2012
A viral video advertising the Samsung Galaxy S III has highlighted the smartphone’s NFC capabilities, picking the technology as one of the key differentiating factors between Samsung’s flagship phone and Apple’s iPhone 5:
September 12th, 2012
NFC isn’t needed to give iPhone owners what they need today, Apple’s Phil Schiller has told AllThingsD, in an interview following today’s launch of the iPhone 5: Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller said that Passbook…
September 12th, 2012
There’s no mention of NFC in the list of hardware improvements announced for the new iPhone 5 today, and there was only a very brief mention of the Passbook mobile wallet feature which was announced in June….
August 29th, 2012
The ‘will they or won’t they’ speculation over whether the iPhone 5, expected to be unveiled on 12 September, will come with NFC continues to rage and the latest analysis suggests that it won’t —…
August 27th, 2012
Images that purport to show the front assembly of the iPhone 5 have led to renewed speculation that the new Apple device, expected to be announced on 12 September, will include NFC. The images, if…
August 16th, 2012
Examination of a proxy statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission by Authentec, linked to Apple’s recent bid to acquire the firm for US$356m, has led to renewed speculation that the next iPhone…
August 8th, 2012
Apple has been granted US patent number 8,239,276, entitled ‘On-the-go shopping list’. Originally filed in September 2008, the patent references NFC extensively. The abstract describes the system as follows: Systems and methods for providing shopping-related information…
July 27th, 2012
The company’s products include a fingerprint sensor for NFC mobile phones that ensures only the registered user of a device can gain access to their mobile wallet.
July 25th, 2012
A mobile wallet containing only cards issued by their bank is the most popular option for British consumers, a new survey has found, suggesting that the battle to be “top of wallet” for mobile payments may turn into a fight to be “only card in wallet”.
July 17th, 2012
The Australian bank has followed its Kaching mobile payments service with the launch of a point-of-sale application development platform that works with an Android-based POS terminal as well as an add-on for Apple iPhones and iPods and is designed to allow developers to add new types of features for merchants via mobile phone-style apps.
July 13th, 2012
DeviceFidelity has been granted a European patent covering technology underlying its iCaisse NFC add-on for Apple devices. “Following patents granted in the US for this solution, our microSD NFC technology, our multi-institution mobile wallet and our NFC antenna technology, this European patent is yet another important addition to our portfolio,” says the company CEO and co-founder Deepak Jain.
July 11th, 2012
The iTravel patent covers the use of an NFC-enabled iPhone for buying an airline ticket, checking in baggage and passing through security.
July 6th, 2012
“We would prefer to start using the chip that comes with the phone,” says CommBank’s head of online banking, but “currently the NFC chip (the secure element) in Android NFC-enabled phones is not available to us.”
June 25th, 2012
Apple is testing iPhone prototypes equipped with NFC, according to 9to5Mac. The site mentions two pre-production devices, codenamed N41AP and N42AP, and says of information it has seen, “further investigation into this hardware code dump leads us to believe that these iPhones also have near field communication (NFC) controllers directly connected to the power management unit (PMU).”
June 12th, 2012
Video coverage of the launch of Apple’s first mobile wallet app shows how it will enable developers to build mobile barcode-based ticketing, stored value, loyalty card and coupon apps for today’s iPhones — and hints at how these apps could migrate to NFC in the future.
June 11th, 2012
Apple’s forthcoming iOS 6 is to include a new app billed as “the simplest way to get all your passes in one place.” Passbook, announced today at Apple’s WWDC developer conference in San Francisco, looks…
June 4th, 2012
New market entrants are currently most popular amongst consumers ready to adopt mobile wallet technology, according to a survey conducted by Carlisle & Gallagher, with eight in 10 willing to use a PayPal wallet and six in 10 willing to consider a mobile wallet provided by Google or Apple.
May 30th, 2012
Online payments giant PayPal is continuing its expansion into offline payments with the launch of a barcode-based mobile payments service in the UK. Fashion retailers Coast, Oasis, Warehouse and Karen Millen are the first to sign…
May 28th, 2012
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) will release an Android version of its Kaching mobile payments service in the next six weeks, according to ZDNet Australia. Unlike the iPhone version of Kaching, however, which offers NFC payments in…
May 16th, 2012
The NFC-on-microSD specialist’s new iCaisse4X iPhone case combines expanded battery life with NFC card emulation, tag reading/writing and peer-to-peer capabilities.
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