Rumors are in full swing for the next generation iPhone as the revelation for it comes closer. A couple of reports now suggest that the Apple’s next generation iPhone is unlikely to support near-field communication technology (NFC).
This week, AnandTech took a closer look at rumors surrounding Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone. Since the new handset is expected to include a metal backside, they concluded that NFC is unlikely to appear in Apple’s next handset.
Given the primarily metal backside of the new iPhone, it’s highly unlikely that NFC is in the cards for this generation. In fact, given the very little space at top and bottom dedicated to those glass RF windows, you can almost entirely rule it out.
The well connected Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple of The Loop has also shared his thoughts via a simple “Yep” confirming that AnandTech was correct in its conclusion. I’m not surprised by this. After Passbook’s and EasyPay’s introduction, why would anyone think the next iPhone would have NFC? Companies tried to educate consumers about NFC and it didn’t work. Not to mention the implementation of NFC is also horrible.
Apple is expected to reveal the next generation iPhone on September 12th.