The next models of iPhone will arrive with NFC support, rumors say
The NFC support is one of the things that many iPhone users have been missing. Now the latest rumors about the improvements in the upcoming models iPhones suggest that they will support the NFC. According to reliable sources, Apple is working on developing the upcoming iPhone integrated with a new technology for nano NFC. This information is confirmed by one of the entries in the database Verizon reading “4G LTE nano NFC SIM cards.” Our sources suggest that the NFC SIM cards will be used only for devices with a NFC support. We can make a sure guess that the expression “nano” relates to the Apple iPhone devices.
Not many companies are aware for the new plans of the manufacturer. According to our sources, only 3 companies know. Leaks from last summer with hardware code dumps from two of the prototypes of the new models iPhone 5.1 and iPhone 5.2 showed an NFC support in both of them. As we know, Apple is taking actions to protect with a patent the cross-platform data syncing method which, in fact uses the NFC technology in order to set up channels of communication between devices that are NFC compatible. The data transmission happens through peer-to-peer network. We have seen this way of work in the S Beam in Samsung devices.
Another clue in support of the rumors for the NFC support in the new iPhone models is the fact that the iOS 7 provides a feature that uses Wi-Fi direct to send different data between iPhones that support the peer-to-peer network. Which is more interesting is the feature eliminates the need of tapping the devices.
This is not the first rumors saying that the iPhone 5S will offer an NFC support. It is a logical step for Apple to participate and take leading positions in the fast growing industry for mobile payments. The Passbook version of Apple is more limited compared to the NFC.
Source: Phone Arena