iPhone 5S specs to include NFC and fingerprint security?

iPhone 5S specs to include NFC and fingerprint security?We’ve already speculated about Samsung Galaxy S IV specs this morning. Now it’s time for a look at 2013’s other big flagship.

I speak of course of the next iPhone, widely tipped to launch in August. The latest whispers tell us the iPhone 5S spec sheet will include both NFC (Near Field Communication) and fingerprint sensor security.

That’s the story according to The China Times, which believes Chipbond in Taiwan has both bases covered.

We’ve been jawing about iPhone NFC since the dawn of Mobot, some two-and-a-bit years ago, but it failed to materialise in either the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5.

One of the headline features in NFC is contactless payments, which ultimately allows you to pay for junk with a tap of your phone, and – in theory – means you can throw your wallet in the bin. Ahem.

NFC has taken off in various territories, perhaps most notably South Korea, but here in the UK we remain unconvinced about the technology.

One concern (complete and utter pointlessness aside) is security, and Apple seemingly hopes that the iPhone 5S’s fingerprint sensor security will allay those particular fears.

In keeping with Apple’s thrown-an-S-on-the-end tradition, other iPhone 5S specs are thought to include a faster A7 processor, and enhanced rear camera.

Are you sold on NFC? Is it an inevitable advance, or should we man the Union Jacks and send it packing?

via: BGR

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Pondlife  Mar. 12, 2013 at 14:21

I read* that if you press a hidden button it will turn into a kitchen sink, I'll await an article on that nonsense next. Yawn


*oh ok I just made up...

RodHard  Mar. 12, 2013 at 14:56

Yawn , apple plays catch up yet again and charges through the roof for old tech , selling it as new with its weasle words.....

TJ Skywasher  Mar. 12, 2013 at 18:41

Hope it's true, although I'm not too bothered about NFC, but the fingerprint security would hopefully save me from having to keep entering my password to unlock my phone.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 12, 2013 at 19:10

Yawn , apple plays catch up yet again and charges through the roof for old tech , selling it as new with its weasle words.....

Yawn... a person who doesn't like Apple plays catch up yet again and bores through the roof for old commentary.... double-yawn...

What about the dozen or so identi-kit WP handsets? The £600 Dell laptops that are no better than a £400 Acer or Lenovo? What about Google NOT inventing the expandable notification bar or jitterfree scrolling or widgets? What about Nokia MOST DEFINITELY not inventing 'wireless' charging? What about a £30 S-Pen? A €60 original Kindle case for a €80 kindle? What about a £600 iPhone selling for £450 after a year in use, while a new last year's WP or Android 'flagship' sells for 30% of its original price?

What about life in the cliche-mill? Is it dark? Dank?

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 12, 2013 at 19:12

Hope it's true, although I'm not too bothered about NFC, but the fingerprint security would hopefully save me from having to keep entering my password to unlock my phone.
Aren't you worried that a disgruntled ex will cut off your pinky while you sleep to see who your new flame is? That keeps me up all night :p

Pondlife  Mar. 12, 2013 at 19:39

Hope it's true, although I'm not too bothered about NFC, but the fingerprint security would hopefully save me from having to keep entering my password to unlock my phone.
Aren't you worried that a disgruntled ex will cut off your pinky while you sleep to see who your new flame is? That keeps me up all night :p


Can't see he'll have that worry.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 12, 2013 at 22:36

Aaw.... :p

mightyforest  Mar. 12, 2013 at 23:01

wow jan you a apple fan

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 12, 2013 at 23:26

wow jan you a apple fan

No, not at all. I have actually only ever bought 1 Apple product personally.
I just hate lame arguments, cherry-picking etc etc....

I hate Android, and WP - most people here know that. But I'm capable of recommending them to other people when either might suit them. I'm also quite capable to see their respective strengths. And I can talk about them without pointing out what Google and M$ stole where all the time; what lawsuits they lost when etc etc....

I have NO, absolutely NO idea why anyone would feel motivated to regurgitate fanboyisms.
There is nothing to be gained. Someone f*cks up, we best deal with it. WHOEVER it IS!

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