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New iPhone Prototypes Have Integrated NFC chips and Antenna 114

zacharye writes "Apple's next-generation iPhone will feature an integrated NFC chip according to a new report, suggesting the Cupertino, California-based company may soon make its entrance into the mobile payment space. A report from 9to5Mac states that an analysis of code from Apple's latest iOS software includes references to an integrated NFC chip and antenna."
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New iPhone Prototypes Have Integrated NFC chips and Antenna

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  • Fun! (Score:4, Funny)

    by girlintraining ( 1395911 ) on Monday June 25, 2012 @05:48PM (#40444965)

    Sweet. Now I don't need to be anywhere near you to steal your personal account information and emulate an RFID "card present" transaction (which doesn't require an ID or any of that other security crap like PINs and stuff)... I'll just wait for your phone to download an update for one of the 100 apps that are set to autoupdate whenever it's within range of a wifi, do an injection attack, and then wait for your personal info to appear in my inbox. Oh Apple, it's nice to finally meet someone who understands me!

    -- Your Best Fan, J. Random Criminal

  • by ColdWetDog ( 752185 ) on Monday June 25, 2012 @05:50PM (#40444983) Homepage

    So this is why Apple is backing off on their claims of virus immunity. NFC is a big target.

    That's OK, you'll have to hold it a special way to get it to work.

    It's a feature, not a bug.

  • Re:Insane! (Score:5, Funny)

    by CanHasDIY ( 1672858 ) on Monday June 25, 2012 @05:57PM (#40445081) Homepage Journal

    The Apple smartphone will finally have feature-parity with other smartphones one-to-two generations after the fact? This must have never happened before!

    Yea, but it wasn't "innovative" before Apple started doing it...

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