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Reasons New iPhone 5 Release Needs NFC

There has been quite a lot of talk about the much-awaited Apple iPhone 5 recently, especially about the features that we’d all like to see included. One feature that appears to have come up in a lot of conversations is Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

Although recent reports have claimed that the iPhone 5 will not have this much-wanted feature, there are many reasons why it should be included. One obvious reason is the fact that it would enable users to pay for things with their iPhone, just by swiping it over a special reader.

In other words, no need to carry cards with you anymore!!! What if you could use the NFC technology on your phone to exchange contacts with someone? That means you wouldn’t have to have your battery-munching Bluetooth or Wi-Fi switched on.

The chance of it ever happening is unlikely, but imagine how good it would be if the NFC technology on your smartphone replaced your passport. There’d be no more digging around in your bag for your passport, as you’d just have to wave your phone in front of a reader instead.

Can you think of any more reasons why we need Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in the iPhone 5, or perhaps reasons why we don’t need it?

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Written by Tina Chubb

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