Dean Anthony Gratton

  August 2014      

Apple’s Thumbelina Approach to NFC
Technically Speaking, October 2014

   “When I lift the lid on the NFC offering within the new iPhone, it seems to be limited to contactless payments – now, whilst this is obviously the right step forward and, I’m not complaining, there’s nothing else!”

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“I assume the dust has now settled since Apple’s new iPhone and Watch launch a couple of weeks ago. I have to confess, I’m not an Apple lemming, so I didn’t spend hours or, for some, even days queuing at its London store. Having said that, my ears pricked up at the news that Apple are having some software issues at the moment with their iOS 8.0.1 update. Oh yes, those big ‘A’ share prices dropped quicker than our Wi-Fi and fingerprint access, causing new adopters of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to get rather ‘bent out of shape’ if you’ll excuse the pun, and leaving Apple hoping that their newly released 8.0.2 update will quickly make things right. But hang on, it’s not all doom and gloom - there have been a lot of ‘rights’ too, a fact that brings me neatly on to NFC. …”

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