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    Default So No NFC or wireless charging? :(

    I might switch back if it is wireless charging and NFC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tibbi64 View Post
    I might switch back if it is wireless charging and NFC.
    Both are tremendously over-rated IMHO...
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    Default Re: So No NFC or wireless charging? :(

    I have a wireless charging pad at work, its great. I set my phone down on the desk anyway, no wires to plug in. And I really hope the rumors are true and the Prius C has the iQ in the console. Then I could charge my phone in the car without plugin it in. Oh well I will wait for the iPhone 6 or stay with my Nexus 4.
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    Default Re: So No NFC or wireless charging? :(

    Not expected
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    Default Re: So No NFC or wireless charging? :(

    it wont affect their selling much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amritash Pathania View Post
    it wont affect their selling much
    Hasn't in the past and won't any time soon
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    Default Re: So No NFC or wireless charging? :(

    No reason for either........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    Both are tremendously over-rated IMHO...
    Seeing as I use nfc everyday I can say that false.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellimel22 View Post
    Seeing as I use nfc everyday I can say that false.

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    Seeing as how I’ve NEVER had or needed NFC (or wireless charging), I can say it’s true. It’s all about perspective. If that’s what’s important to you, then you have to find a phone that offers it. I have no problem with that. Apple isn't for everyone. Neither is android. Find a device that does what you need it to, and buy it (vote with your wallet).
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    Default Re: So No NFC or wireless charging? :(

    Remember last year when all these people said NFC would be a house hold tech and significantly more common every where? lol...guess we need to wait another year to this NFC really catch on? I'm all good personally.

    Wireless charging still requires a charging plate, so to me, it's still not different than a usb cord, maybe even a little less convenient considering the usb cord is adaptable in so many places vs. the wireless charging plates (IE: car, plane, boat, desk, TV, etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    Remember last year when all these people said NFC would be a house hold tech and significantly more common every where? lol...guess we need to wait another year to this NFC really catch on? I'm all good personally.

    Wireless charging still requires a charging plate, so to me, it's still not different than a usb cord, maybe even a little less convenient considering the usb cord is adaptable in so many places vs. the wireless charging plates (IE: car, plane, boat, desk, TV, etc).
    It probably would have been, had Apple decided to do it. But since they left it out (again), it’s still not that common. Wonder who is driving technology these days? Hmmm?
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    I'm sorry but why do you use NFC? I'm not saying that it is not needed but what do you use it for? The only time I interact with NFC is to turn it off when setting up the phone. Also, my iPhone 5 gets extremely good battery life and I only need to charge it when I actually go to bed. I'm not trying to be confrontational, I'm actually very curious as to why you need them? When I had my 920 it wasn't really used until I got to bed anyway
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    Default Re: So No NFC or wireless charging? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    It probably would have been, had Apple decided to do it. But since they left it out (again), it’s still not that common. Wonder who is driving technology these days? Hmmm?
    Exactly! Now that the fingerprint scanner is in the iPhone 5s it's going to take off! I was on Android Central and of course someone mentioned the Atrix having a fingerprint scanner but puhlease my friend had one and that thing was a freaking joke. Yes the Atrix may have a fingerprint scanner 3 years before Apple but that's the beauty of Apple they don't just implement features just check off a box but now I think we'll be seeing a bunch of copy cats with the fingerprint technology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    It probably would have been, had Apple decided to do it. But since they left it out (again), it’s still not that common. Wonder who is driving technology these days? Hmmm?
    You said it! I was hoping for NFC on the 5s, if for no other reason than to make it more common. Obviously Apple is driving technology.

    On the other hand, to those of you who say NFC and wireless charging are useless or gimmicks, it's one of those things you say until you actually use it. Then it quickly becomes very important! When I was a kid I remember my dad saying the same thing about a laptop, a cell phone, a toll road transponder (I-Pass, EZ-Pass, I-Zoom, whatever your state uses). Guess what 3 things he now makes sure are in the vehicle when he hits the road?
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    Not having an NFC chip is not an issue for me at this time. Like I've stated in the past, I have no need for it as of yet. Still, I understand that there are people who do and who would love to have it on their iPhones, but it is safe to assume that there's no mass urgent outcry for it.
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    Default Re: So No NFC or wireless charging? :(

    NFC would be a nice toy but def not needed .. Not unless your going to tag everything lol once apple or if apple decides to use it then and only then will you see it in retail and around town and will be used by the masses .. If apple don't ok it the public don't bother


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhooghe View Post
    I'm sorry but why do you use NFC? I'm not saying that it is not needed but what do you use it for? The only time I interact with NFC is to turn it off when setting up the phone. Also, my iPhone 5 gets extremely good battery life and I only need to charge it when I actually go to bed. I'm not trying to be confrontational, I'm actually very curious as to why you need them? When I had my 920 it wasn't really used until I got to bed anyway
    I use google wallet daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    NFC would be a nice toy but def not needed .. Not unless your going to tag everything lol once apple or if apple decides to use it then and only then will you see it in retail and around town and will be used by the masses .. If apple don't ok it the public don't bother


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    It already caught on here in chicago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellimel22 View Post
    It already caught on here in chicago.

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    That's cool I kinda wish it did here in San Diego but even if I had it I couldn't use it anywhere here so I guess that's why I'm not too upset


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellimel22 View Post
    I use google wallet daily.

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    Ah! I guess that would be useful I haven't seen really anything like that around here
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    Default Re: So No NFC or wireless charging? :(

    NFC is catching on in major markets, but it's still not anywhere near wide spread enough to be a game changer (for me anyways). I can't deny that it would be cool to have the feature on the iPhone, but there's no way I personally would ever consider a device with that being a deal breaker, it's still not wide spread enough (even in the markets where it has caught on...hell, it's all over Atlanta, but the good ol' debit card is still the more convenient option).
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    Default Re: So No NFC or wireless charging? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by tibbi64 View Post
    I might switch back if it is wireless charging and NFC.
    Ok.

    If you want NFC and wireless charging I would recommend the Nexus 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    Remember last year when all these people said NFC would be a house hold tech and significantly more common every where? lol...guess we need to wait another year to this NFC really catch on? I'm all good personally.

    Wireless charging still requires a charging plate, so to me, it's still not different than a usb cord, maybe even a little less convenient considering the usb cord is adaptable in so many places vs. the wireless charging plates (IE: car, plane, boat, desk, TV, etc).
    Honestly I don't even see what the big deal is with ANY phone having NFC, since it's not widely adopted and is supported in very limited places anyway.


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    Wireless charging isn't really wireless at all. Not sure why people think this is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadp1xel View Post
    Wireless charging isn't really wireless at all. Not sure why people think this is important.
    Use it then u will see why people use it.

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