While Apple has finally seen the light on near field communication with the technology's inclusion in the new iPhone 6 models, NFC-enabled smartphones have been around for a while. In fact, there are 278 million NFC-enabled in circulation, up 300 percent from 2011.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 15, including the iPhone 6 shortage pushing delivery dates back, a new mobile IT app from Ruckus, the future of the driverless vehicle in smart cities, a smartphone only pedestrian lane in a Chinese city and a new mobile advertising network from eBay.
An analyst thinks he has figured out the root cause of the woefully unstable live stream of Apple's iPhone 6 launch. Hint: It wasn't from a lack of bandwidth.
While the audience at the launch of the Apple Watch Tuesday was widely enthusiastic, Dick Tracy for one will be disappointed. It doesn't appear you can make phone calls with the snazzy, sparkling new smartwatch without the latest iPhone nearby.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Sept. 4, including the big Sept. 9 plans for Apple, growth in the WLAN market, the rankings of the top enterprise smartphones, ISIS (the company) settles on a name change and the increase in vendors committing to Salesforce wearables.
Rumors of an Apple-Nordstrom partnership on mobile payments are surfacing just before the release of the iPhone 6.
Apple will equip the iPhone 6, expected to be announced on Sept. 9, with a near field communications (NFC) chip to enable mobile payments, reports Wired, citing sources familiar with the device.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Aug. 25, including some of the mistakes that employers make while hiring new enterprise workers, the monopoly by the top tech firms when it comes to apps, the expected direction of mobile revenues, the possible delay on the iPhone 6 and the new venture between Kinvey and VMware.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, August 6, including the partial truce called by Apple and Samsung in the patent wars, T-Mobile US considers Iliad's offer "dead-on-arrival", Timex enters smartwatch market, Re/code predicts iPhone 6 release on Sept. 6 and DOT's opinion on cellphone use in planes.
Apple and Visa may be working on a mobile payment partnership that could involve the iPhone 6, judges Pacific Crest Securities in a research note.