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[TC] Apple Aims To Take NFC Mainstream

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Bloomberg has an interesting report tonight, but they have the headline all wrong. Apple Plans Service That Lets IPhone Users Pay With Handsets — is technically correct (assuming the report is true, of course), but it completely downplays the potential ramifications of what Apple is apparently attempting to do.
Source: http://techcrunch.com/2011/01/25/iphone-5-nfc/
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This is really going to change my world.

not.
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Sounds like Estonia a couple of years ago, hell it sounds like msot of the world right now, sure you cant pay in stores with your phone and that sucks cause im all about doing my financial transactions with bluetooth, IR, WiFi and Apple "iSendmoneytoyourrecievingdeviceforoverpricedcrapw hichdesigncomesfromrefrigerators".
 
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Ya, all we need is another way to have our money stolen. Phones are one of the things that get stolen far more often than credit cards. Turn a phone INTO a credit card and then you can steal a phone not only to flash and resell, but also to use up the account funds too!!!!
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Ya, all we need is another way to have our money stolen. Phones are one of the things that get stolen far more often than credit cards. Turn a phone INTO a credit card and then you can steal a phone not only to flash and resell, but also to use up the account funds too!!!!
Google has a NFC in the Nexus S.....

Credit cards are stolen more than phones....

A phone + pin is more secure than a credit card number + pin.
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Ya, all we need is another way to have our money stolen. Phones are one of the things that get stolen far more often than credit cards. Turn a phone INTO a credit card and then you can steal a phone not only to flash and resell, but also to use up the account funds too!!!!

I think they will ask for something like a PIN whenever you make a payment with your phone.
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When will the downfall of Apple come?!
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When will the downfall of Apple come?!
8th of september 2024
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This sounds exciting, but I'll be waiting till the iPhone 6 thankyou very much (24 month contract)

Also rumored is a mini display port connector, and now i'm truly questioning the relevance of laptops in coming years - anything that I regularly do on my laptop my phone would also have the power to do, it's just the form factor that limits it's usefulness.

I really like my iPhone 4 by the way, single handedly one of the most elegant and trouble free purchases that I've made in recent years. I guess the nfc chip will just make it even more useful.
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post #10 of 28
My Barclays card has NFC in it, never used it however.
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