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Softbank to Release NFC Mobile Payments Stickers for iPhone 4

Eric Slivka, MacRumors.com

Friday, December 31, 2010 - 11:26

While Apple has expressed interest in near field communications (NFC), the short-range wireless technology used for such applications as "tap and go" credit and debit card payments and public transportation fare payments, the company has obviously yet to deploy the technology in its iPhone line.

But as picked up by Engadget, Japanese carrier Softbank is taking steps to bring limited NFC functionality to the iPhone in the form of NFC "seals" or stickers, satisfying the demands of customers in a country where NFC has seen strong adoption.

Japanese carrier Softbank has responded to complaints about the iPhone 4's NFC deficit -- the FeliCa payment system is pretty popular over in the land of sumo, sushi and sun-rising -- by introducing a new "seal" for the back of Apple's latest and greatest. It sticks on, covering almost the entire rear, but is apparently thin enough not to get in the way of using one of Apple's own Bumpers alongside it.


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http://www.macrumors.com/2010/12/27/softbank-to-release-nfc-mobile-payments-stickers-for-i phone....
 
Tags: NFC, APAC, Mobile Payment, Japan, Apple, Contactless, Softbank, iPhone 4

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