Next iPhone Won’t Include NFC Technology For Mobile Payments

News | Thursday May 12 2011 6:54 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Business Insider reports that according to Bernstein research report, Apple ’s
won’t include NFC technology for mobile payments. NFC technology is quite popular in countries like Japan and South Korea for mobile payments but is yet to take off in the West.
will include NFC technology, while there are some who claim that Apple will introduce it in
next year. 
NFC is a short range wireless technology that enables devices to communicate with each other to perform simple transactions.
Apple ‘s next iPhone , said to be called the 4S, will not have the mobile payment support through NFC (near field communication) says Bernstein in a note this morning.
Back in March,
. However,
insisted that according to their source,
and not just mobile payments. It remains to be seen if Apple will introduce NFC technology in the next iPhone or only next year in iPhone 6.
, as other competing phones in Japan already support NFC technology for mobile payments. The add-on accessory “sticks” to the rear of the iPhone 4 and covers almost the entire back – except for the camera lens (not the most ideal solution if you ask us). We wonder if partners like Softbank are putting pressure on Apple to add support for NFC sooner and what it would mean for 

on Apple ‘s online and retail stores.
Is NFC technology on your wish list for iPhone 5? Let us know in the comments below.

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