View Poll Results: Do you care about NFC?
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No thanks, Minority Report
Yeah, It'd make my life complete
Maybe I would in the next 2 years
Tim Cook says I don't need it... so I don't
- 09-13-2012, 10:37 AM #26
iPhone 5 not having NFC is a lot like when the iPhone 4S didn't have LTE. A lot of people were disappointed. Although for a lot of people LTE wasn't/still isn't available in their area, they just like to brag that they have x feature.
I live in NYC and yeah there's NFC, however, even for paying for things, it's not as fail proof as just using my credit card. However that's just me, for other people maybe it's more important. I wouldn't get all banged out of shape over one minor feature however.
I have a hard time keeping up with my money as it is, what with all of the direct bank drafts, debit transactions, etc. I could be getting billed $20/mo for something right now and not even know about it.
If it weren't for my daily balance being texted to me, I'd never be able to know when something odd came out.
- 09-13-2012, 10:47 AM #28
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- 09-13-2012, 11:12 AM #31
While I use NFC for purchasing things, I use it more ofter with NFC Tags that I preprogrammed to carry out tasks.
i.e. I have a NFC tag on my car dock. When I place my S3 in the dock, the NFC tag makes my phone turn on bluetooth, turn on GPS, turn wifi off and launch the Amazon Cloud Player.
I have a NFC tag at work the puts my phone in vibrate mode and turn wifi on and GPS off.
I have a NFC tag on my nightstand charging dock that disables notifications and launch my alarm/clock app.
Last edited by kilofox; 09-13-2012 at 11:14 AM.
Edit: Is this you??? lol
Weekend Project: Make Your Own NFC Tags
Last edited by jrsharp70; 09-13-2012 at 11:20 AM.
- 09-13-2012, 11:48 AM #33iMore Nanite
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leather flip case with two credit card slots
just get one of those and put a paypass credit card in it - you can just tap the phone and it goes through - on transactions below EUR 20 (my bank actually offers an NFC case for 4 and 4S and app that allows 20+ transactions but it is those coffees and water etc small sums that are perfect for tap and go). Add a EUR 50 note under the credit card for the taxi and you can go out on Friday night with just phone and keys in the pocket. - I know it is not very high tech but works nicely:-)
- 09-13-2012, 12:38 PM #34
I don't see NFC as being critical today, the industry needs to come together and agree on a standard payment system that will use NFC instead of fighting each other for dominance where their is none to be had. Maybe in a few years, maybe Apple can provide a solution that doesn't require it at all.
Of course if they do it should be an open standard and not patented so we can all get to one consistent standard.
- 09-13-2012, 01:27 PM #35
My only problem with NFC is that only one of my cards has it and it is not my debit card. Plastic cards can be skimmed. NFC on a phone is more secure because you have to auth the transaction! That is *better* than plastic.
NFC is also useful for things like changing profiles on the phone. Or setting up ad-hoc networking with another phone to transfer large amounts of data, etc. If the iPhone5 had NFC I am sure we'd be talking about all the cool possibilities that NFC offers.
- 09-13-2012, 01:39 PM #36
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