Here we go again...Apple' typical behavior

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  1. liberated

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  2. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Steal NFC from whom?
     
  3. Europa

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    I wouldn't say NFC is gimmicky; I'd just say that it has had questionable security in the past. Android didn't invent NFC. One of the Android phone manufacturers just used technology that was made years before by other companies, whereas Apple chose not to do so (at least not yet). This is far from theft. Going by that logic we could say that Apple stole the idea for the telephone from Alexander Grahm Bell.

    The history of NFC:
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  4. acosmichippo

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    1) Who bashed NFC? (Although I wouldn't be surprised if Android's implementation of NFC seems gimmicky).

    2) Apple isn't "stealing NFC". They're patenting a method of data transfer that uses NFC. Big difference. Think AirDrop in OSX - it uses wifi as a medium for data transfer, but airdrop itself isn't "wifi".
     
  5. liberated

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    Ok poor choice of words, I retract "steal".
     
  6. Hondamaker

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  7. liberated

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    Hey Honda, I'm ok, I'm just remembering some conversations where people bashed the GSIII for example for having gimmicky features like NFC and imagine those same people being impressed if Apple adds that to the iPhone. I'm just trying to make small talk lol. I am an Apple fan but I have tried other devices with a very open mind. I happen to want NFC on the iPhone.
     
  8. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    A device with an open mind? Can someone patent that?
     
  9. liberated

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    I have patented that feature, it's called "Braintime" :D
     
  10. ZR_Yancy

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    I use both Apple and Android devices. I really enjoy purchasing snacks and drinks from the vending machines at my workplace by just tapping my device on the panel. I always get a "what the heck did you just do?" from coworkers. ;)
     
  11. jmp316

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    IMO Apple is not "stealing" NFC, I think they were waiting to get it right and for it to have more widespread uses. Can't wait to see what they call it though...
     
  12. Rafagon

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    iLink?
     
  13. alicepattinson

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    Hmmmm. i think Apple isn't stealing anything. For me.
     
  14. Iloveiphones

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    Android NFC is gimmicky. If Apple did NFC it would not be gimmicky.
     
  15. liberated

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    You've proved my premise, thanks, I rest case :D hope Naps and Europa are watching hahahhhahahahahah
     
  16. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    No. You forgot one thing - it's Mac. Try again.
     
  17. Bennyboy

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    "Gimmicky" that's a funny word uh...huuh huh huh
     
  18. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    It's only gimmicky in this thread, though. :D
     
  19. rambo47

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    When Samsung first included NFC in their Galaxy phones there was very little use for it. We're still probably a year away from any widespread NFC use. I believe it will be a huge revolution in how we use our mobiles, but it's very early in the game.
     
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