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Stanley_
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re: IPhone 5 draws praise, iPod gets camera
Stanley_   9/12/2012 7:05:21 PM
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Now meet the revolutionary apple innovation.. fifth row of static icon... apple has a roadmap to add another in next version, so stay tuned..

rick merritt
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re: IPhone 5 draws praise, iPod gets camera
rick merritt   9/12/2012 7:15:44 PM
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Setting the size of the display for the applications community is a BIG deal. Here Samsung et. al. vs. Apple will create issues. The camera on the iPod Touch could also shake up the DSC point-and-shoot market...maybe. But LTE and Lightning, that's just playing catch up.

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ip2design   9/12/2012 7:39:52 PM
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No NFC nor fingerprint sensor from Authentec. disappointing :-(

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mcgrathdylan   9/12/2012 8:36:24 PM
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I heard an interesting take on NFC in the iPhone as I was milling about the three-ring circus outside the Apple event. Google has taken the NFC initiative, so now it's actually in Apple's best interest not to adopt it in iPhone. Apple's best bet, according to this theory, is to use competing technology for cashless payment, etc.

rick merritt
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rick merritt   9/12/2012 10:22:16 PM
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Re NFC: I am told there are still a fragmented set of ways to do NFC payments so there is market building to be done, and that's not something Apple does. Also, what does NFC give consumers they don't have with the swipe of a credit they are carrying anyway?

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James7740   9/12/2012 10:55:35 PM
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IPhone 5 will sell well. Software is just so well integrated with hardware

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GREAT-Terry   9/13/2012 1:11:09 AM
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What else can we expect on the iPhone5? NFC is not what I want but battery life is. BTW, I like the headphone design. Is the iPhone5 using the new chip scale SIM or the same as iPhone4?

junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   9/13/2012 1:19:43 AM
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Re NFC, I think you are right. A lot of infrastructure building is required before the NFC phone becomes useful. Of course, if it is a place like Japan, where NTT Docomo can create a closed NFC environment, your NFC phone works everywhere, and it is actually pretty cool.

junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   9/13/2012 1:21:16 AM
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For those of us looking for practical NFC implementations, there is a way to do it -- China style. China Mobile is using SIM card to embed NFC technology, so that consumers need to just replace their SIM cards instead of phones. Read the story I just posted here: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4396106/NFC-enabled-mobile-phones---China-style

sdfs
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sdfs   9/13/2012 2:39:17 AM
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RF-SIM wont work with the iphone as there is no microsim design. Also CMCC SH has stopped the RF-SIM service, according to 10086

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