Industry analysts confirmed that the new generation of iPhone (hereafter called the “iPhone 5″) does not support NFC (near field communication technology) function.
Earlier this week, there were rumors that Apple plans to add NFC chips for the iPhone 5, which means that the iPhone 5 will become a mobile payment device.
This message was originally from the Japanese blog, Macotakara, because they found a four-square component on the panel of the iPhone 5 spy photo, and guessed it is an NFC chip.
But hardware review site AnandTech subsequently published articles, after technical analysis, they got the conclusion that the square formation is not the NFC chip. The conclusion gets support of other people in the industry at the same time.
Therefore, this time the report that the iPhone 5 will support NFC coverage is still just a rumor. In fact, this is not surprising, since the beginning of this year this has been the third time with similar rumors.
Variety of Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Nexus are equipped with a NFC chip for the exchange of information between devices, or for the secure mobile payment with the applications such as Google Wallet.