News stories featuring Apple and NFC:
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.
June 27th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Korea gets NFC Forum test lab • Verayo hires CTO from Apple • US Bank issues contactless EMV cards • SPVA releases secure payment device standards • Majority don't trust mobile phone companies • 20m Visa contactless cards in UK by end of year • Groupon ties deals to loyalty cards • Identive appoints NFC VP • and more...
June 20th, 2011
A survey of more than 1,000 US smartphone owners has found that Apple and Google top the list of the companies most trusted to provide them with a mobile wallet. "Smartphone owners in this study...
June 14th, 2011
Market research firm YouGov has found 70% of British consumers haven't heard of mobile wallets and 91% haven't heard of NFC technology. The results of an initial poll come as YouGov launches a quarterly survey...
May 26th, 2011
The internet giant is set to announce its NFC mobile payments strategy at noon on 26 May in New York. Here are the key things to look for to work out if the company's strategy will succeed — and what it means for the payments industry, the mobile network operators, phone manufacturers, the firm's competitors and the future of Google's own advertising business.
May 17th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: US files lawsuit against Verifone/Hypercom deal • iPhone 5 unlikely to support NFC payments, says analyst • 'Paper' phone unveiled • Vivotech adds NFC to mag stripe terminals • Hashable adds NFC to contacts app • Sequent raises funds • Connecthings invests in Lifera • and more...
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