iPhone four will get caught with NFC 'sticker' from Japan's Softbank

iPhone 4 gets stuck with NFC 'sticker' from Japan's Softbank

One of many lesser recognized predictions of the Mayan calendar foretells that 2011 would be the yr of NFC. The contactless communications stuff seems to be constructing all types of steam within the Western world, however do not lose religion in your present smartphone if it does not have already got it. Japanese service Softbank has responded to complaints concerning the iPhone four’s NFC deficit — the FeliCa cost system is fairly common over within the land of sumo, sushi and solar-rising — by introducing a brand new “seal” for the again of Apple’s newest and biggest. It sticks on, overlaying virtually all the rear, however is seemingly skinny sufficient to not get in the best way of utilizing certainly one of Apple’s personal Bumpers alongside it. From our studying of the press launch, the sticker does not truly talk with the iPhone, it is only a dumb NFC card, however hey, different individuals need not know that once you’re swiping funds together with your telephone, now do they? On sale in February at a worth of ¥2,980 ($36).

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