When it comes to NFC (Near Field Communication) most of us do not know too much about the technology, but over the past few weeks and months you would have heard people talking about the chips hype and everything else that goes with an exciting piece of technology that could change how we pay for things in the future. One handset that could have this new connection type is the iPhone 5.
We already discussed a few days ago about the possibility of the fifth-generation iPhone and how NFC will not be included, but as we have yet to see any proof of this – we can still hope that Apple has seen the future of this soon to be preferred way to pay for items while in store.
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However, let us not forget that while this is seen by most as a far better way for paying for items, as it means that you would no-longer need to carry credit/debit cards, there is still the security risk involved. We know that the service is already in use, but we do no know how safe it is once it has been introduced to the masses – and there is no greater chance to learn this than by having NFC built in to the iPhone 5.
There seems to be so much hype surrounding this latest technology, and for those who do not see any future in this, you only have to look how we have already embraced our smartphone and apps to already do a number of things to make our lives much easier while shopping. There are already apps on the market that allow you to view what deals a certain store has going, which you can then log on and make your purchase. You can also use you handset to log in to your bank account and perform a number of task, so being able to pay for items just by using your smartphone – hopefully the iPhone 5 – does not seem so stupid after all.
Do you believe in all the hype of NFC, and will you embrace what is said to be the future way to pay for things?