iPhone 5 may allow you to carry your entire Mac in your

first_imgThe promise of Near Field Communications, or NFC, is the cell phone as not just the credit card, but the wallet. Bump your smartphone against a payment terminal to buy something; bump it against another smartphone to exchange business cards; bump it against an electronic door to unlock it. NFC hasn’t hit it big yet here in the States, but it’s starting to roll out in Asia, and it’s expected to explode domestically sometime in the next three to five years. Apple, though, seems to want to jump start the competition: a source speaking to Cult of Mac claims that Apple is making NFC a big part of the iPhone 5’s feature set.Yes, you’d then be able to use the iPhone as a credit card, or a wallet, or a key… but those aren’t the only ways NFC could be cool. It could allow you to carry around all your data and all your programs on your iPhone and instantly transfer them to any compatible Mac when you sit down in front of it.“The Mac authenticates with the iPhone, which contains a lot of the information the computer needs, such as bookmarks, passwords and other data,” said CoM’s source, who asked to remain anonymous. “The system would essentially turn any Apple computer into your own — like you’re actually working on your own computer. Same settings, look, bookmarks, preferences. It would all be invisible. Your iPhone would be all you needed to unlock your Mac.”The only problem? Such technology — while being explored — might not see the light of day.So is NFC coming to the iPhone? Almost definitely yes… but if it comes with the iPhone 5, expect it to be a more modest interpretation, laying the groundwork for the desktop-in-your-pocket approach of the iPhone 6 or iPhone 7.Read more at Cult of Maclast_img

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