Tuesday, January 25, 2011

IPhones, iPads to Gain NFC Payment Features - BusinessWeek

A big boost for NFC

Apple Inc. plans to introduce services that would let customers use its iPhone and iPad computer to make purchases, said Richard Doherty, director of consulting firm Envisioneering Group.

The services are based on "Near-Field Communication," a technology that can beam and receive information at a distance of up to 4 inches, due to be embedded in the next iteration of the iPhone for AT&T Inc. and the iPad 2, Doherty said. Both products are likely to be introduced this year, he said, citing engineers who are working on hardware for the Apple project.

IPhones, iPads to Gain NFC Payment Features - BusinessWeek

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