The Independent: Apple Rejects NFC for New iPhone ➝

Nick Clark:

Sources at several of the largest mobile operators in the UK revealed Apple had disclosed in meetings that it would not be including Near Field Communication (NFC) technology – which enables payment for products with a wave of your phone on a reader – in the latest version of the iPhone, be it the iPhone 4GS or the iPhone 5.

I’m happy about this. I know that most other tech writers think NFC to be a fantastic way to pay for things, I simply don’t like the idea. Carrying around one card isn’t much of a hassle and I don’t want to put too many eggs in one basket when it comes to security.

It already amazes me just how much information could be gathered by a thief who got a hold of my phone, I don’t want him to be able to make purchases as well.

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