iPhone 5 rumours are flying thick and fast already.What we have here is NFC technology. NFC stands for Near Field Communication. It’s a short-range wireless connection tech that would turn the iPhone into an e-wallet or security passkey.
NFC’s initial use would be to turn the iPhone 5 into a passcode-protected electronic wallet or security passkey (like a SecureID fob) that would communicate via the short-range wireless technology to other compatible devices. Apple has recently hired a number of people who specialize in NFC and submitted patent applications for uses of the technology.
Kahney’s source said that Apple is working on a way of letting Mac users simply wave their NFC iPhone near an NFC-equipped Mac, and that other machine suddenly acquires the personality of their home or office Mac. If NFC Macs become commonplace in hotel rooms, offices, and other public locations, you wouldn’t need to carry even a lightweight MacBook Air with you. Just with a wave of your NFC iPhone 5, you’d have your computer anywhere that there was a Mac.
Once you walk away from the remote Mac, it reverts back to its initial personality, with all of your information disappearing from the Mac but securely stored on your iPhone.However, as Techeye.net notes, “Apple has looked into NFC before” so this might not be imminent.
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