Apple patent hints at future iPhone using NFC and Passbook

NFC is already available in the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Sony Xperia S but Apple could well be looking to integrate the feature on future iPhones

 

Apple have just been granted a patent which could see future iPhones or even the iPhone 5 appear with NFC technology allowing users to check-in to airport terminals using just their smartphones.

The patent shows that Apple could well be looking to expand on its Passbook app, a new feature which was recently announced to be launching alongside iOS 6.

Passbook is at present more a hub containing travel information and visual ticket codes letting you gain access to train tickets, live entertainment events and also use store cards.

The acquisition of an NFC-related patent will naturally prompt suggestions that Apple could well be releasing the upcoming iPhone 5 with NFC or indeed be looking at placing the tech on their future devices.

To find out more about what could be arriving from Apple why not check out our Apple iPhone 5 News: Release date, price & specs rumours piece which gives you all the up to date gossip on Apple's upcoming rival to the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Source: US Patents Office

 

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now