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8 iPhone 5 Rumors: Best And Worst

Apple reveals its latest iPhone -- possibly two of them -- on Sept. 10. We separate the bogus iPhone rumors from the smart predictions.
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We've been hearing for some time that near-field communication (NFC) technology is destined to be the next big thing in mobile payments. And it has other uses, too: Samsung's S Beam data-transfer technology, for instance, is based on NFC. But while a fair number of Android phones are NFC enabled, the iPhone isn't -- a factor that's certainly been a major obstacle to NFC's reception in the marketplace.

Will the new iPhone have NFC? It might, Yankee Group analyst Jordan McKee told Computerworld last month. Then again, Apple could wait until next year to integrate NFC with the iPhone's Passbook mobile payment app and its new fingerprint reader. Alternatively, Apple could bypass NFC altogether and go with Bluetooth Smart, some say. Bottom line: NFC won't come to the iPhone in 2013.

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Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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9/10/2013 | 3:29:31 PM
re: 8 iPhone 5 Rumors: Best And Worst
A former colleague of mine recently raised the point on Twitter that the rumor buzz about phone colors seems silly in this day and age when almost every iphone user can get a case in any color of the rainbow, personalized with pictures even. Does phone color even matter? Almost everyone puts the iPhone in a case.
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9/9/2013 | 8:41:52 PM
re: 8 iPhone 5 Rumors: Best And Worst
Agreed. Apple tends to declare a standard and hope its choice becomes so rather than waiting until there's industry consensus.
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9/9/2013 | 5:21:19 PM
re: 8 iPhone 5 Rumors: Best And Worst
Why would Apple, the company that had a weird non-standard connector on all of its phones up until last year and then chose a different non-standard connector to replace it, care which wireless charging technology becomes the industry standard.
Alex Kane Rudansky
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Alex Kane Rudansky,
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9/9/2013 | 4:41:35 PM
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I'm curious to see how the (possible) finger print scanning feature would affect iPhone use in terms of how much secure information people are comfortable storing on their phones.
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