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Will the iPhone 5 have near-field communications (NFC) technology, the fledgling feature that enables wireless purchases and data transfers? We probably won't know for sure until September 12th. NFC has been a rumored iPhone 5 feature for months now, but the new handset's new casing (more on this later) is raising doubts that the new handset will have the feature. AnandTech, for instance, recently posted a detailed technical explanation as to why the iPhone's new metal back would make things highly problematic for an NFC antenna, resulting in poor performance. Given NFC's nascent nature, it wouldn't be a shocker if Apple decides to wait until next year to add it.
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.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?