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Tim Cook Interviewed by The Independent ➝

Adrian Weckler, writing for The Independent:

Speaking to Independent.ie , Cook denied that the death of computers such as the Mac was imminent and said that there would be a market for such traditional personal computers for the foreseeable future.

“We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad,” said Cook. “Because what that would wind up doing, or what we’re worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world. And putting those two together would not achieve either. You’d begin to compromise in different ways.”

Rather than converge both platforms into one, my bet is that Apple will continue supporting both operating systems until iOS eventually supplants OS X. We’re talking 5, 10, maybe even 15 years down the line, but it’ll happen eventually. Most likely once iOS has been built upon such that it’s capable of more than OS X ever will be.

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.