The Apple rumor that just won't quit

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  1. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

    Jul 7, 2009
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    What a confusing week it's been for iPhone rumors. On Monday, a report by The Independent said that Apple was holding off on bringing near-field communication (NFC) technology to the next version of the iPhone, and then a story posted last night by Forbes claims that the effort is still on track.

    The source on that newer report is said to be "an entrepreneur who is working on a top-secret NFC product," who has a buddy working at Apple. That's compared to The Independent's multiple sources on the matter, which were "several of the largest mobile operators in the UK."

    Whom to trust may be less important than the underlying message: NFC is coming to a future iPhone, it's just a matter of when.

    This is the latest in a series of reports that have pegged the iPhone and other Apple products as recipients of NFC technology. NFC allows data transfer between two devices at short distances (about 4 inches). For phones this could allow things like mobile payments, as well as transferring data between devices without the use of a cellular or nearby Wi-Fi network in a similar fashion to Bluetooth.


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