- 08-28-2012, 01:19 PM #2
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It's a bit of a letdown for me. There's nothing much to look forward to, at least not enough to get me to upgrade while I'm still on contract. LTE would be nice but I'm not even sure if and where it's available around here. Plus that means giving up my unlimited data. The larger screen will be nice but just having it longer seems odd, I'll have to see what I think.
If it''s not in this phone because of the (rumored) metal back I'm guessing it won't be in the next phone either since every other year we only see spec bumps and not a new phone/case/design.
I'm sure it'll be huge since everyone who got the 4 will now be eligible to get this phone. Just wish there was more to get excited about. For me, phones like the Galaxy SIII are really starting to close the gap.
Last edited by kilcher; 08-28-2012 at 03:02 PM.
- 08-28-2012, 03:28 PM #7
- 08-28-2012, 03:39 PM #8
NFC is still not even a widely used tech yet, including in this iPhone would almost a BETA type scenario, and with that, who cares if it's not included.
- 08-28-2012, 03:42 PM #9
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- 08-28-2012, 04:43 PM #11
It's hard to miss something i never wanted and the (next) iphone was never getting. But people are feeling let down? lol I share your pain. I always wanted to pay for junk at the store with my iphone. Unfortunately, that'll have to remain a fantasy.
- 08-28-2012, 05:20 PM #12
- 08-28-2012, 06:34 PM #13iPhone Newbie
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I've been hopeful on NFC ever since rumors starters their rounds last year. An NFC chip, and an accompanying API, would open up all kinds of possibilities. I know it's already on some Android devices, but whenever Apple brings it to their products, it will gain near instant worldwide adoption by default. If they make a big deal out of it, you can bet money that other companies will be climbing over each other to make payment systems that are "Made For iPhone".
- 08-28-2012, 07:37 PM #14
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- 08-28-2012, 11:01 PM #16
I don't know why you'd care about NFC, I've never seen one place to even use it, I have a debit card that works fine already, I'd rather Apple put more effort into things you can use everyday, like a next gen A6 quad core chip which would make everything on the phone blazing fast. NFC seems like Google+, I don't think it will catch on..
- 08-28-2012, 11:47 PM #17
I use NFC today to pay for parking in a shopping center car park, as well as for bridge tolls. I have not used it at McDonalds, but I would if it were on my phone.
If MasterCard pairs up with Apple and offers processing fee discounts to merchants, you can bet that NFC readers would become very common place.
Add finger print scan security to the transaction and you would me much more secure than even a physical card.
Coming in this next iPhone? Time will tell.
I believe NFC is coming. I'm not as sure about fingerprint scanning.
- 08-29-2012, 03:35 PM #18
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- 08-31-2012, 01:12 PM #21
You know when NFC will become a staple in the consumer world? Years after the first devices start implementing it and they can prove to the masses that the safety and security of it is legitimate...reading up about problems getting NFC to catch on, i saw that most complaints and hesitation comes from people thinking that it removes a security guard on their accounts when it comes to purchases, and while this isn't strictly black and white in truth, it is a factor that stores will have to convince consumers is safe.
NFC is still in the newborn stage right now...you could put it on every device available and it wont grow any faster than consumers allow it to, and in this world where identity fraud is becoming such a common place crime, you can bet your *** NFC isn't just going to magically become common place with the release of a single device (even as popular as the iPhone).
We are YEARS away.
Last edited by SeanHRCC; 08-31-2012 at 01:34 PM.
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