iPhone 5 and iPad 2 to feature NFC technology
Apple to go down NFC route with next gen iPad and iPhone
Rumoured multiple times last year for inclusion in the upcoming iPhone 5, NFC technologies are to be included in both the fifth-generation iPhone and the iPad 2, sources close to development have revealed.
Functional up to four-inches from compatible units, the inclusion of Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies it future iDevice models would allow owners to use their iPhone 5 and iPad 2’s to make wireless debit card payments in stores.
News agency Bloomberg has declared that “engineers who are working on hardware for the Apple project” have revealed the Cupertino tech giant will make NFC functionality available to users this April alongside a new mobile payment service.
With an April arrival of the new payment system expected to coincide with the much mooted iPad 2 hitting stores across the globe, we could see Apple’s first official word on the wireless data transferring inclusion in the coming weeks as Apple COO Tim Cook takes to the stage to unveil the company’s second-generation tablet.