Will the new iPhone 5 Feature the NFC Chip?

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Latest iPhone 5 images suggested that Apple will feature the NFC technology on its handsets with the new version new Apple smartphone model coming this Fall. New photos, which are said to be seen “innards» iPhone 5, appeared over the weekend depict the same device as in other leaked photos.


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The new images allow us to consider some of the components that we have not seen, including NFC-chip next to the front camera smartphone. The Japanese website MacOtakara writes that the square part, protected from electromagnetic radiation corresponds to the size available on the NFC-solutions market. While AnandTech expresses that chances are that new iPhone 5 will not be integrated with the NFC chip due to the fact that having the NFC chip require a big inductor which
translate to more space for the phone.

Given the primarily metal backside of the new iPhone, it’s highly unlikely that NFC is in the cards for this generation. In fact, given the very little space at top and bottom dedicated to those glass RF windows, you can almost entirely rule it out.

Competing mobile operating systems, including Google Android, and BlackBerry from Research in Motion (RIM) already support the Near Field Communications. It was expected that Apple will provide support for NFC with the iPhone 4S, which was released in 2011 but the smartphone was released without this technology. It is interesting that Apple has already announced the Passbook application, which will be part of its new iOS 6 mobile platform.

Passbook will allow users to maintain and update their boarding passes, carry cards retailers, cinema tickets and the accompanying consumer information and documents. Passbook announcement has generated a new wave of rumors about the possible implementation of contactless NFC-payments in the next version of iPhone. Apple CEO Tim Cook, called Passbo
ok “one of the key functions” in iOS 6.

It is expected that Apple will introduce a new generation iPhone on September 12. Six out of ten consumers in the U.S. have expressed interest in using the mobile wallet from Apple, if such a service existed says consulting firm Carlisle & Gallagher 605 according to the survey in April.

 

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