Are users hungry enough for NFC?4 min read 24 Nov 2015, 01:39 AM IST
The grand NFC dream envisions a world where you need no credit cards, no loyalty cards, no physical train passes or bus tickets
“Would you like to see it one more time? You may have blinked and missed it!" quipped Tim Cook, the chief executive officer of Apple Inc., while launching the company’s near field communications-based (NFC-based) Apple Pay service on 9 September 2014. Apple may have been a latecomer to the NFC jamboree but these words more or less sum up the essence and importance of the technology. NFC has been slowly moving towards revolutionising not just the way you will pay but also how you will shop, save and interact with other mobile devices as well as physical objects for almost a decade now. That’s right, the first NFC-enabled phone—the Nokia 6131—debuted way back in 2006.
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