iPhone 5 to get NFC with iTunes sharing

By Sophie Charara on May 1, 2012 7:58 AM
Filed under Mobility

Could Apple push NFC into the limelight?

An unearthed Apple patent indicates payment system NFC may be available in Apple's next iPhone iteration.

Discovered by  Patently Apple, the patent relating to iTunes 'gifting' suggests Apple will offer new iPhone users to ability to send an iTunes playlist or movie downloaded to another iPhone user for them to buy also. 

NFC technology is not yet widely used but chips have been included in such phones as the HTC One X.

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