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    Apple granted NFC and Touch ID patents

    News in brief

    Apple has been granted 45 patents relating to NFC, Touch ID and Apple Watch in the US, Patently Apple reports. An NFC element “may serve as an antenna for transmitting NFC signals to external equipment” such as NFC hearing aids, POS equipment and security card readers. The Touch ID patent details a system of scanning a fingerprint’s “flow angles” as they pass over the sensor.

    Filed by Email Rian Boden Published • Last updated 1 September 2015, 14:18

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