News about iPhone and NFC.
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...
June 20th, 2012
An NFC solution that integrates fully with the university's existing campus card system to enable students to access rooms and make laundry payments has been hailed as "a first-rate experience for our students and our staff" and is now to be expanded.
June 12th, 2012
Video coverage of the launch of Apple's first mobile wallet app shows how it will enable developers to build mobile barcode-based ticketing, stored value, loyalty card and coupon apps for today's iPhones — and hints at how these apps could migrate to NFC in the future.
June 11th, 2012
Apple's forthcoming iOS 6 is to include a new app billed as "the simplest way to get all your passes in one place." Passbook, announced today at Apple's WWDC developer conference in San Francisco, looks...
May 28th, 2012
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) will release an Android version of its Kaching mobile payments service in the next six weeks, according to ZDNet Australia. Unlike the iPhone version of Kaching, however, which offers NFC...
May 16th, 2012
The NFC-on-microSD specialist's new iCaisse4X iPhone case combines expanded battery life with NFC card emulation, tag reading/writing and peer-to-peer capabilities.
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...
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...
March 26th, 2012
Malaysian mobile network operator Maxis is to enable iPhone users to take part in its FastTap NFC payments service "soon", using an add-on NFC case. Maxis FastTap, launched in April 2009, was the world's first...
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 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...
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...
February 23rd, 2012
The high profile online mobile payments company, whose services are used by more than 240 mobile network operators around the world, has entered the NFC market with Boku Accounts, a turnkey white label platform that lets carriers offer subscribers a full suite of in-store payments and loyalty services.
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...
February 14th, 2012
Poland's MultiBank and mBank have begun the second phase of their NFC pilot, opening up the trial to consumers for the first time by providing competition winners with an iCarte accessory they can attach to...
February 13th, 2012
Australia's largest bank has chosen Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) as its trusted service manager. Commonwealth Bank launched its first NFC service, Commbank Kaching, in October 2011. The service lets iPhone users send money to their...
February 7th, 2012
Twelve merchants in the Bay Area are taking part in a pilot trial of an NFC digital receipt system that works with a US$50 device and has no transaction charges.
February 1st, 2012
Two movie theatres in Sydney, Australia are pilot testing QkR, a mobile app that lets customers place orders on their smartphone via NFC or QR codes and then have their order delivered to their seat.