Here are the reasons no NFC or Wireless Charging for iPhone 5

After yesterday’s announcement, many were left wondering what happened to the rumored NFC or even the much wished after wireless charging. After Nokia turned it up a few days earlier with the Lumia 920, many thought for sure the iPhone 5 would have both for sure. Phil Schiller had this to say:

It’s not clear that NFC is the solution to any current problem, Schiller said. “Passbook does the kinds of things customers need today.

And about wireless charging:

Schiller noted that the wireless charging systems still have to be plugged into the wall, so it’s not clear how much convenience they add. The widely-adopted USB cord, meanwhile, can charge in wall outlets, computers and even on airplanes, he said. “Having to create another device you have to plug into the wall is actually, for most situations, more complicated.

Well then, there you have it, the masters of telling you what you need are now the masters of telling you what you do not need. awesome!


source imore


  1. Schiller is spewing that out of his mouth all the while Apple is introducing a ridiculously expensive adapter to existing users to play nice with their new options.

    • I wonder how complicated it will be for users when they try to plug their iPhone 5 into a legacy plug or device. Hope the adapter ships with instructions.

      Expect to see a lot of iPhone users walking around with an adapter sticking out of the bottom of their phone, so they don’t have to go through that again. And so they don’t have to buy a handful at $29.95 a pop. Apple should at least offer a quantity discount. Maybe three for $89.99.

      • There will be generic adapters out for $9.99 within days of the Launch. Apple knows this so instead of giving the farm away, they make a profit on it.

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