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Doom Wolf

Mar 11, 2014, 9:15 AM
When other phones can control almost any brand of TV, DVD Player, Blu Ray, Cable Box, etc- the Apple remote can only control... Apple TV!!
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Tofuchong

Mar 11, 2014, 11:16 AM
Apple is xenophobic to other technological standards. They act as if their tech is all that exists, and that everything else is trash. If they don't put it in one of their devices, it's like that piece of tech doesn't matter at all (NFC).

I can understand why they only make something that controls their product - you don't see Sony releasing remote controls that can only work with Samsung tvs. However, they would make more money and cater to a wider audience if it did work with other products, but remember that's not what's important to apple. Being as elitist as possible is.
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The Victor

Mar 11, 2014, 11:20 AM
NFC really doesnt no that many people use it, theres a lot of ways to send a file without using nfc, which doesnt always work either.
only real use for it right now is with ISIS
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T Bone

Mar 11, 2014, 12:13 PM
But don't you think that Apple's refusal to sign on to NFC is a large part of the reason why NFC hasn't caught on?

It's funny, the last time I ordered a Mac, I called Apple to do it, and I asked the guy I was talking to if I could get USB 3,0, he insisted that Apple would never adopt USB 3.0 and that the future of file transfer is Apple Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt is better than USB blah blah blah....and I responded sarcastically 'well you can say that Thunderbolt is better, but actual USB 3.0 devices exist, but not Thunderbolt devices exist.....so at least 3.0 is something that I can actually use'

But this is their mentality, they have a serious case of 'not invented here syndrome'....if something wasn't invented by Apple, then it simpl...
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The Victor

Mar 11, 2014, 1:07 PM
ok they may eventually do it but that wont change the fact that its just not used that much for anything because there are easier ways of sending files to someone else than to have to set it up and make sure the phones are connecting the way they need to or anything

only main use like i mentioned for if it every really starts being used more is for that mobile wallet, which that really isnt big because of the limited banks and having to buy the sim card for it

using just bluetooth itself is much easier so even though i have an S 4 and have nfc and S Beam i have never once turned it on due to its never needed, just like when Ive had iPhones in the past
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Doom Wolf

Mar 11, 2014, 1:33 PM
You don't use it. You don't really need it that much. And that's fiine. But you, alone, aren't the mayority. Even if most people don't use it, the other part is still a big number. There are plenty of uses for NFC, though you may only use it for one thing. NFC is being implemented in new areas and they'll keep finding more uses to it. And even if they don't, the current uses are significant for some people and a "premium" device should catch up with new technologies, not lack them and then charge extra to make the feature available on their "premium" device. Like the iPhone and the cases that will specifically allow NFC usage.
Again, if you don't use NFC, that's fine. But don't tell the rest of us that NFC is obsolete/useless.
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The Victor

Mar 11, 2014, 1:50 PM
i never said it was obsolute or useless just stated that there arent many uses for it and that the only one thats really efficent is the fact it can used for the mobile wallet due to their being other ways of doing most of the other features

and its clearly not just me that doesnt use it most people dont even known what it is or what it can do. once there are a few more areas it can be used for maybe then it will be something really important to have but right now not really

and i agree that if its a high end or remium device it should have everything available but you theres always going to be differences in phones theyre of course not gonna have all of the same features as every other phone that would make no sense, especailly when i...
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T Bone

Mar 11, 2014, 2:31 PM
But don't you think that the fact that (still to my knowledge) best selling smartphone still doesn't have NFC prevents a lot of companies from signing on to it and making NFC useful?

I'm sure there are companies out there who have ideas for NFC usage who are sitting on their hands waiting for the iPhone to finally get NFC to deploy it.

I like Google saying they won't make Google apps available for Windows Phone until it passes a certain threshold of market share, and they say this with full knowledge that not having Google apps is going to prevent Windows Phone from ever getting that market share.
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The Victor

Mar 11, 2014, 2:57 PM
of course it can but with most companies prodie services that are compatible with both iOs and android so i dont see how likely thats going to be happening for that because tehy could alway make it compatible with it at any time

so due to the fact they can use it, with that case which i think is the worst thing ever, they can start devoloping these uses or start making them available
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johnhr2

Mar 11, 2014, 5:29 PM
On the thread of NFC I use it daily, mainly with NFC tags.
I have a toggle in my car for drive mode on/off.

Also if Apple would make NFC available Hotels could just authorize your phone so you can then use the NFC chip in your phone to open you hotel door. They should just do this and all iPhone owner then can carry around a NFC card to unlock their doors or pony up and by an $70-80 NFC sleeve.

That is just one possibility for NFC there's probably hundred of other possibilities, but like the example above why implement something like this when a lot of people have iPhones. Then also dealing with that headache of explaining why Android and Windows phones can do it yet there precious iPhone can't.
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The Victor

Mar 12, 2014, 6:46 AM
ok so theres maybe 2 big uses out of nfc, and how many people really use the tags? personally i dont see the point of em because as small as they are they can be easily lost.
Theyre ok i guess but just seems like it could be something easily lost.
as far as for a hotel if they have to carry around any type a card at all, that would defeat the purpose of it all or you might as well just use the regular key/card theyre using now
and yes like ive said earlier there could be a lot of uses for it but the fact that iPhones dont have it yet, even though with that case they actually do, that should not stop these companies from having it out there and if or when iPhones do have it as part of the device it can be launched.
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johnhr2

Mar 12, 2014, 11:45 AM
I agree with put it out there and let the customer grow demand for NFC. Therefore when the demands rise high enough it will force them to add NFC to the iDevices.
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The Victor

Mar 12, 2014, 12:10 PM
untill there is who knows if apple will ever make that part of the phone hopefully they do but i guess well see
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Doom Wolf

Mar 12, 2014, 12:41 PM
They have already acknowledge their BIG mistake by authorizing products for their phones that will allow the use of NFC technology.

So I guess you can say "it has started"?

But then again, making it built-in to the iPhone is a different story. They have seen already that they can sell their product without the feature and then charge an extra $70 for the feature alone (iPhone NFC case). So they'll make profit from it, most likely. You know Apple!
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The Victor

Mar 12, 2014, 1:57 PM
but that also all depends on if apple is the one making the case for it, which im not sure if they ae or not dont keep that close of an eye on that since im not using one right now

and thats what i was saying technically it has started but you dont see all of these new usages for the nfc tech being developed or really even heard of, atleast i havent
if it benefits them in some way to provide i ion the phone theyll put it in there if not, not much anyone can really do about it
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Doom Wolf

Mar 12, 2014, 2:09 PM
Just read PhoneScoop news. Not long ago, what was mentioned a few comments back about hotels using NFC on phones to open doors, was announced. Some hotels are already making use of NFC. Also, some taxi cabs will allow users to pay with their phone using NFC tech. It's already being used, and new ways of using NFC are being developed, you're just uninformed, or haven't had the time to read about it.
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