News stories featuring Apple and NFC:
April 30th, 2012
Apple has applied for a patent covering processes for gifting digital content to friends using transmission methods including NFC, according to Patently Apple. The iPhone maker’s patent application outlines a two-step confirmation process: Users can choose to give a song, for example, and then tap on a friend’s device to send a gift. A confirmation message is then sent back to the giver’s device and the gift is charged to the giver’s account.
April 19th, 2012
Facebook has acquired Tagtile, a startup founded by two US-based graduates of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), as it begins to roll out its Facebook Offers service. In an interview with the Times of India, Tagtile co-founder…
March 15th, 2012
Mobile security specialist Intrepidus Group says it has uncovered mention of iOS in the source code for Google Wallet, suggesting that the search giant could have already developed a version of its mobile wallet that could run on NFC-enabled Apple products.
March 13th, 2012
74% of US consumers interested in having a digital wallet would choose their primary bank as their preferred provider, an AlixPartners survey has found, compared with 23% who say they would pick PayPal and 15% who…
March 9th, 2012
Apple’s iPhoto for iOS application, announced this week at the iPad launch, includes a feature to ‘beam’ photos to other iOS devices. The software’s Photo Beam function currently uses WiFi to share full-resolution images and…
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 containing…
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, couponing…
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 whether that “would include Apple then?”, McLaughlin answered “Um, there are…like I say, [I don't know of] any handset maker out there… Now, when we have discussions with our partners, and they ask us not to disclose them, we don’t.”
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 nearest the company got to card emulation today is a new application that allows users to design and send greetings cards. Read more about the iPhone 4S at your favourite gadget blog.
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.
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