No NFC for iPhone 5

There has been a lot of talk surrounding the upcoming iPhone and one of the major features expected on the new phone was NFC capabilities. Recent images had also surfaced which pointed to the fact that a new component, which could possibly be an NFC chip, had also surfaced. However, as per a report by Anand Tech, the tech website has stated that these rumours are wrong and that the next iPhone would not have NFC capabilities.

Highly unlikely that the iPhone 5 will have NFC

Highly unlikely that the iPhone 5 will have NFC


As per the report by Anand Tech, the authors Brian Klug and Anand Lal Shimpi have stated, “The most recent rumor is that this mysterious square chip (occluded by an EMI can) is an NFC combo controller and antenna, based purely on its square dimensions. Given the primarily metal backside of the new iPhone, it's highly unlikely that NFC is in the cards for this generation. In fact, given the very little space at top and bottom dedicated to those glass RF windows, you can almost entirely rule it out.”

Though it can be fairly certain given their explanation that NFC would not be featured here, Jim Dalrymple of The Loop has agreed with them and given his one word affirmation, “Yep.” Dalrymple has been extremely accurate in the past when it comes to Apple predications and this word from him comes as a confirmation that Apple will not fit an NFC chip in this year’s upcoming iPhone.

Apple is expected to launch the iPhone on the 21st of September after unveiling it on the 12th of the same month. This handset is easily one of the hottest upcoming devices of the year. Like in the past, there will be queues outside stores with eager customers seeking to purchase the handset on the first day itself.

The change in design is a likely indicator that may propel Apple to reach high sales figures. One of the biggest changes expected in the next flagship handset of Apple is that it will come equipped with a display measuring 4 inches diagonally.

If Apple adds such a display to its next iPhone, then this will be the first time it uses a display size larger than 3.5 inches. The screen size of the iPhone has remained the same since it was first launched. The resolution of the next iPhone is believed to be 1136 x 640, with the width remaining the same.

As for the display technology of the next iPhone, it is believed that Apple will incorporate a new technology called in-cell, which will help in making the handset a lot slimmer. This will help in avoiding the need to use another touchscreen layer. With in-cell technology; the touch sensors are integrated into the LCD.

By using a thinner display on its upcoming smartphone, Apple would also be able to make room for other components such as a larger battery, something which is quite essential for a smartphone these days.

Reports also indicate that the size of the dock has been reduced drastically and is much smaller. It is said to be similar to the size of a microUSB.


For more on all the rumours of the next iPhone, click here.

Published Date: Aug 29, 2012 01:34 pm | Updated Date: Aug 29, 2012 01:34 pm