After Apple announced iOS 6 I found something particularly interesting and that was the inclusion of passbook. Apple's way of concatenating all of your gift cards and tickets together. Now of course what shows up in your passbook is up to the developer and what you install on your device. Although, to me, it seems oddly out of Apple's comfort zone. What I mean by that is, in iOS 6 Apple overhauled nearly everything, except for the Youtube app (go figure lol). Why include a new app that seems relatively trivial? Not only that but the iPad does not the new application. Which could suggest that the iPod touch could also be receiving NFC. I believe that this will be Apple's way of using the iPhone for digital NFC payments and they will demonstrate it when they release the iPhone and iOS 6 sometime in the fall. This would also allow the iPhone to be more competitive with Android and after seeing yesterday's keynote it is becoming more and more obvious how intense the rivalry between Apple and Google is. With Scott Forstall blatantly saying that Google released a "dairy product" in an attempt to jab at Android 4.0 a little bit.
What do you think will the next generation iPhone have NFC or do you think I'm reading too closely into this?
The question has been closed for the following reason "Outdated" by FilipinoPower Sep 12 '12 at 16:47
I'm on the edge on this one. NFC is a part of the future. So, in that sense it would be stupid to not put it in your phone. That said, most new sim-cards will have NFC built in. If I'm not mistaking, the new Sim standard made by apple has NFC in it. So, it could go either way.
answered Jun 25 '12 at 11:48