News about iPhone and NFC.
March 26th, 2013
The takeaway pizza chain's new Windows Phone 8 app allows customers to receive rewards by tapping their phone to NFC tags embedded in promotional material placed at the counter.
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 14th, 2013
An app that allows Android devices to use 'passes' created for Apple's Passbook can now beam and redeem them via NFC, giving a vision of how an NFC iPhone could streamline usage of the increasingly popular Passbook app.
February 6th, 2013
The models include an embedded NFC tag, can be produced from standard 3D printing files and are available in sizes up to 15cm cubed at a starting price of US$8 per item.
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,...
January 14th, 2013
Retail specialist Think&Go NFC has introduced a new version of its NFC Shopping system at the NRF tradeshow in New York. The system, launched in April 2011, is a cross-channel solution that offers shoppers extra...
January 11th, 2013
Customers in Salt Lake City and Portland are being invited to beta test the bank's new Go Mobile payments service, using an iPhone NFC case that stores a FlexPerks Visa credit card, ahead of a broader launch this year.
January 9th, 2013
Mobile device accessories maker Incipio has unveiled Cashwrap, an NFC case that can be used to add Isis mobile payments and offers capabilities to the iPhone 4 and 4S. "Incipio's stylish, protective, portable case offering...
The Mobile Wallet Report: PayPal takes its digital wallet overseas, biometrics gain ground and marketers flock to Apple Passbook
December 18th, 2012
In the December edition of Mobile Wallet Outlook, the NFC World team examines the resurgence of interest in using fingerprint verification at the point of sale, the innovative new services being built on top of Apple's Passbook mobile wallet and the latest consumer adoption surveys. Our first "spot report" takes an in-depth look at PayPal's digital wallet and in-store payments strategy and asks whether the online payments giant can succeed in crossing the online-offline divide.
December 11th, 2012
Apple is likely to launch an "iPhone 5S" in June or July 2013, Peter Misek of investment bank Jefferies has predicted in a new research note. "Based on our checks, likely updates include a new...
December 7th, 2012
Good Technology's Good Vault enterprise email security solution for iPhones can now use a sleeve from DeviceFidelity to hold a microSD card as part of its two factor authentication scheme. A secure element on the...
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.
November 27th, 2012
NFC innovator Flomio has passed its target of raising US$80,000 on crowd funding site Kickstarter. The company now has the necessary investment to commercialise its FloJack NFC add-on for the iPhone and iPad, with first...
November 21st, 2012
Flomio's bid to crowdfund the production of its FloJack NFC add-on for iOS devices is just over US$10,000 away from its $80,000 target with five days to run. The company has also revealed plans for...
November 19th, 2012
The sale suggests that Apple's interest in acquiring Authentec lies with the company's innovative combined fingerprint and NFC solution, which is not part of the division being acquired by Inside Secure, and will lead to renewed speculation that Apple will include NFC in future iPhones and other devices.
November 16th, 2012
The prepaid card specialist's 84 financial institution clients will be able to provide customers with mobile wallets based on DeviceFidelity's Moneto platform, which uses NFC-enabled cases and microSD cards to add mobile payments capabilities to Apple iPhone and Android devices.
November 12th, 2012
RBS Group, which owns the UK's Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks, has picked Giesecke and Devrient as the TSM for its TouchPay NFC payments project. G&D is also managing data generation and fulfilment...
November 7th, 2012
On Track Innovations (OTI) has announced a new device that adds NFC functionality to standard mobile phones, via the headphone jack. Users can still listen to music while the new Copni Wave is plugged in,...
October 25th, 2012
Miami-based NFC specialist Flomio has turned to crowdfunding to finance production of a plug-in device that will bring NFC to Apple's iPhone and iPad. The 'Flojack' is a lollipop-shaped NFC transceiver that plugs into an...
October 23rd, 2012
Google Wallet is set for a further update and users can request an invite today. Details of the update were expected to be revealed in a keynote speech at the Money2020 tradeshow in Las Vegas...