News stories featuring Apple and NFC:
May 17th, 2011
Consumer research conducted in nine countries has found that the online giant is the most trusted by consumers to handle personal financial data when making mobile payments.
May 5th, 2011
The Turkish mobile network operator's new Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet service lets subscribers make payments with an NFC phone or using SIM+antenna add-ons that enable transactions to be made with existing mobile phones.
April 19th, 2011
Razorfish, one of the world's top digital marketing agencies, has released a report that includes NFC as one of the top five technologies that marketers should now be watching closely. In Razorfish 5: Five Technologies...
April 18th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: NFC football shirts • EMVCo's new specs • Contactless business cards • Expo visitors win with NFC • One in five smartphones to have NFC by 2014 • Smartphone users 'uninterested in location-based services' • Visa's Australian NFC trial ends • and more...
March 31st, 2011
Amazon could be the next major company to throw its hat into the NFC payments ring, according to a Bloomberg news report. "Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) is considering the introduction of a service that would let...
March 30th, 2011
Software giant Microsoft could be introducing NFC capabilities to Windows mobile phones as soon as this year, according to Bloomberg: Microsoft Corp. is working on a version of its Windows Phone software that will let...
March 22nd, 2011
With everyone from Apple, Google and PayPal to mobile operators, coupon issuers and social networks set to need access to contactless POS terminals to bring their NFC plans to market, Verifone's Paul Rasori tells NFC World how these new players could gain access to merchants' points-of-sale — and who should foot the bill.
March 18th, 2011
Research in Motion is meeting with resistance from mobile network operators over its plans to offer NFC services via near field communication chips embedded in forthcoming BlackBerry handsets, the Wall Street Journal reports. "The dispute...
March 14th, 2011
The UK's Independent newspaper is reporting that Apple has decided not to include near field communication functionality in the next version of the iPhone, due to a "lack of a clear standard across the industry."...
March 2nd, 2011
A recent design patent for Apple has revealed an e-Wallet icon that could feature on a future version of the iPhone. Apple has also been granted design patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office...
World’s leading mobile operators commit to NFC — with the SIM as the secure element and the operators in control
February 21st, 2011
The GSMA has issued a statement outlining a commitment by leading global mobile network operators — many of whom have not previously been involved in NFC — to launch commercial services in 2012. "The operator community is focused on driving the standardised deployment of mobile NFC, using the SIM as the secure element to provide authentication, security and portability," says the announcement.
February 13th, 2011
Mobile and NFC experts Dr Gerald Madlmayr and Christian Kantner have taken apart both a Nokia C7 and a Google Nexus S to find out what's inside and what kind of services it will be possible to offer via the handsets in the future — and to build a Nexus S that can operate in full card emulation mode. Here Dr Madlmayr explains what he and Kantner discovered...
January 25th, 2011
The Apple NFC rumour mill has swung into action again today, with new speculation that the company plans to include near field communication in both the next iPhone and the next iPad — and could...
January 10th, 2011
The Japanese mobile network operator is to provide a range of stickers compatible with the Edy, Waon and Nanaco payments services from February, enabling iPhone 4 users to make use of Japan's well established mobile payments services for the first time.
December 14th, 2010
The payments network's new compliance testing system means that Visa can now certify other devices and phones with built-in NFC functionality "in a heartbeat", the company's head of mobile product development has told NFC World.
December 6th, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Inside Contactless ships 250m cards, changes name • Visa matches phone and card locations • UK debit cards overtake cash • PayPal rewards best customers • Retailers test mobile POS • Mobile barcode usage up 30% • Which mobile OS where? • and more...
November 29th, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: PingPing adds Coca-Cola • Indian banks offer mobile payments • GSMA investigates embedded SIMs • VeriFone buys Hypercom • Brands test Google Goggles • 500m to use mobile medical apps by 2015 • CPI hits 100M contactless cards • and more...
November 24th, 2010
DeviceFidelity has announced that its In2Pay microSD format NFC devices can now be used in Android phones. In2Pay already works with BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows and Symbian devices and is being tested extensively by Visa member...
November 16th, 2010
OPINION: The last 48 hours have seen a rush of announcements showing that near field communication is moving rapidly to widespread adoption: Android: Google's CEO Eric Schmidt has revealed that the next generation Android Gingerbread...
November 15th, 2010
The near field communication specialist is offering a turnkey package that includes NFC application software and the opportunity to rent NFC add-ons so that all of a company's customers in a particular location can be cost-effectively equipped to take part in a trial.
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