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.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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