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Topic: NFC

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 nabs parental controls patent for 'iWallet' transactions

03/06/2012, 07:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday was granted a major patent pertaining to the rules and methods of electronic payment transactions, as well as a detailed description of how future devices could implement the parameters to create a seamless credit card-based system with an iTunes backend.

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MasterCard acknowledges it needs Apple to bring NFC payments into the mainstream

01/30/2012, 08:01 pm

Credit card card companies are working to push consumer payments away from plastic cards and into more secure electronic forms, but a MasterCard representative has acknowledged that getting NFC into Apple's iPhone will be critical in advancing the technology into the mainstream.

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