Apple iPhone NFC payments rumours reach fever pitch

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MasterCard, American Express and Visa have all signed deals with Apple for the launch of a mobile payments service that will make use of an NFC chip built into the next iPhone, due to launch on 9 September, according to reports in a number of publications including the Financial Times, Bloomberg and Re/Code. More


iPhone users to get NFC badges at MWC

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iPhone users will be able to participate in the NFC Experience at Mobile World Congress for the first time this year, courtesy of free NFC iPhone cases being made available by event sponsor Incipio that will provide support for NFC entry badges as well as a range of promotional offers and information services... More








Juniper cuts NFC ticketing forecast

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Just over 950m mobile phone users worldwide are forecast to use their handsets for mobile ticketing by 2018, up from 458m this year, according to a new report from Juniper Research, but NFC ticketing will be slower to hit the mainstream than the analysts had previously expected... More




Juniper scales back NFC forecast

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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. More





No NFC announced for iPhone 5

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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 in June... More


iPhone 5: No room for NFC? Well, maybe there is…

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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 — although two early Apple patents may mean that the conclusions drawn may not turn out to be completely accurate... More



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