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Topic: RFID

Mobile payments growing, no thanks to NFC or Google Wallet

06/04/2013, 10:06 am

Mobile payment transactions are on pace to hit $235.4 billion in 2013, though mostly through money transfers, as NFC payments and services like Google Wallet have failed to gain much traction.

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Apple's iPhone e-wallet concept suggests payment options based on context

05/16/2013, 10:05 am

An iPhone-driven e-wallet service from Apple could simplify checking out at the store by presenting users with options based on data such as their location, current balance, or applicable rewards cards.

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iTunes accounts with credit cards a 'tremendous asset' for potential Apple e-wallet

04/05/2013, 07:04 am

With Apple rumored to launch a mobile e-wallet in the coming years, potentially as soon as this year, one analysis has noted that the iPhone maker could have a leg up on previous efforts, like Google Wallet, because of the fact that Apple already has hundreds of millions of users' credit card numbers tied to their iTunes accounts.

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New rumor points to fingerprint sensor, NFC e-wallet in Apple's next iPhone

03/11/2013, 01:03 pm

A new report out of China claims that Apple has contracted with Taiwan's Chipbond Science and Technology to build fingerprint sensors into its next-generation iPhone.

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Last-minute rumor claims Apple will include NFC chip in 'iPhone 5'

09/12/2012, 08:09 am

A prominent developer continues to believe that Apple will include a near-field communications chip in its next iPhone, though it may not be used for mobile payments.

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Google Wallet functionality expanding to counter Apple's Passbook

08/29/2012, 08:08 am

Google has revealed plans to enhance its Wallet service with location-aware store cards, boarding passes and event tickets, much like the Passbook feature found in Apple's forthcoming iOS 6 iPhone update.

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Apple's next iPhone not expected to feature NFC technology

08/28/2012, 10:08 am

A pair of new reports suggest that Apple's next-generation iPhone is unlikely to have near-field communication technology that would allow for e-wallet functionality.

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Airline tech chief expects 2012 iPhone with NFC to dominate e-tickets

06/25/2012, 08:06 am

Apple's Passbook application in iOS 6 will likely be enhanced with digital wallet and ticketing services thanks to a near-field communications chip in the company's next-generation iPhone, according to an executive with an airline information technology company.

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Apple expected to add NFC support for iOS e-wallet transactions in 2012

11/22/2011, 08:11 am

Apple is rumored to add support for near-field communications technology to iOS next year, potentially giving iPhone owners the ability to use their phone as an e-wallet for making transactions.

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Google launches Google Wallet service weeks ahead of iPhone 5 refresh

09/20/2011, 02:09 am

While some reports have suggested Apple could introduce support for NFC-based payments in a new iPhone model as early as this fall, rival Google on Monday launched its own NFC solution conceived initially for Sprint Android smartphones.

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NYT: Apple 'just weeks away' from announcing 'fairly different' iPhone 5

09/15/2011, 08:09 pm

Apple is "just weeks away" from announcing a fifth-generation iPhone that will be fairly different from the iPhone 4, both on the inside and outside, according to a new report.

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RFID chips could act like an airplane 'black box' for Apple's future iPhones

09/15/2011, 10:09 am

Future iPhones equipped with near-field communication technology could store vital information that would allow for hardware failure to be quickly diagnosed by Apple, even after the handset is nonfunctional.

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Apple's plans for NFC e-wallet in future iPhone remain 'unknown'

06/03/2011, 09:06 am

Despite reports and evidence that Apple is exploring potentially including near-field communications in a future iPhone model, the company's plans remain "unknown," according to one RFID chipmaker.

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10th anniversary of retail could see Apple adopt NFC payments - rumor

05/17/2011, 11:05 am

With Apple said to be planning secret meetings and changes in its stores this coming weekend, a new rumor claims that the company could adopt near-field communication wireless transaction capabilities in its retail outlets.

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Near-field communications chip not expected in Apple's next iPhone

05/16/2011, 12:05 pm

Apple will not include an RFID near-field communications chip for e-wallet transactions in its anticipated fifth-generation iPhone, a new report claims.

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Apple awarded patent for RFID tag reader in touchscreen devices

04/20/2011, 01:04 am

A patent recently granted to Apple detailing a method of incorporating a Radio Frequency Identification tag reader into the screen of a portable touchscreen device in order to save space has furthered speculation that Apple plans to add RFID features to the iPhone.

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Improved antenna, 4-inch screen, NFC e-wallet rumored for Apple's iPhone 5

03/22/2011, 09:03 am

A new report from a Far East newspaper reiterates rumors that Apple will sell a next-generation "iPhone 5" this summer with an improved antenna design, a larger 4-inch display, and integrated near-field communications chip for wireless e-wallet transactions.

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Apple planning NFC e-wallet functionality for a 'coming' iPhone, NYT says

03/21/2011, 03:03 pm

Apple reportedly plans to add a near-field communications chip to a future iPhone for wireless e-wallet transactions, though the feature will not necessarily appear in this year's anticipated iPhone 5.

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Apple still planning to include NFC e-wallet in next iPhone - rumor

03/17/2011, 09:03 pm

On the heels of a recent report downplaying rumors that the next iPhone will include wireless near-field communication technology, one report has reignited speculation with the news that NFC industry insiders still believe the iPhone 5 will carry the feature.

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Wireless NFC e-wallet won't be a part of Apple's iPhone 5 - rumor

03/14/2011, 07:03 am

Apple has allegedly decided to abandon the inclusion of a wireless near-field communication e-wallet in its forthcoming iPhone 5, expected for release this summer.

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