News about iPhone 5 and NFC.
March 11th, 2013
Reports from Taiwan suggest that local firm Chipbond has won a major contract from Apple to build components for a forthcoming iPhone 5S. "iPhone 5S will also feature NFC (near field communication) fingerprint recognition technology,...
February 6th, 2013
Upmarket iPhone case maker CalypsoCrystal has added contactless door key technology to its range of cases for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. CalypsoKey is available as an option with the company's Ring,...
December 5th, 2012
Global NFC retail transaction values will now reach US$110bn in 2017, significantly below the $180bn previously forecast, the analysts say, due to the lack of NFC in the iPhone 5, lower than expected adoption of Google Wallet and the delay in the launch of Isis.
October 3rd, 2012
In the first issue of Mobile Wallet Outlook, the monthly trends bulletin for subscribers to our new research service, the NFC World team examines how the latest market developments will affect the future of the NFC and mobile wallet markets.
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...
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...
July 19th, 2012
The next iPhone is currently undergoing its "third stage engineering verification test" and will be released in late September or early October, according to BGR. "We can also confirm that NFC hardware is present in...
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...
September 19th, 2011
The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: France to get NFC Galaxy S II, with rest of Europe to follow • iPhone speculation • A trio of NFC BlackBerrys • Casio's DT-X8 rugged terminal • Acer NFC handset could be first of many • Korea gets high-end LG NFC phone • Intel shows off Android tablet design that features NFC
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 8th, 2011
NFC specialists Blue Bite, Proxama and Tapit have formed an alliance that will see them working together to deliver global NFC-based marketing solutions.
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...
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."...
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...