Phil Schiller on Why the iPhone 5 Doesn't Have NFC, Wireless Charging

Posted September 12, 2012 at 9:03pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 17601 views

In an interview Phil Schiller talks about why the iPhone 5 doesn't have NFC or wireless charging, reports AllThingsD.

Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller said that Passbook alone does what most customers want and works without existing merchant payment systems. It's not clear that NFC is the solution to any current problem, Schiller said. "Passbook does the kinds of things customers need today."

In regards to wireless charging, Schiller notes the charger still needs to be plugged into the wall so it's unclear how much convenience they add. "Having to create another device you have to plug into the wall is actually, for most situations, more complicated," Schiller said.

When asked why the new Lightning dock connector was introduced, Schiller said it wasn't possible to make devices as thin as they new iPhones or iPods using the old connector.

Notably, he said they didn't take changing the connector lightly. "This is the new connector for many years to come."

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henree - September 13, 2012 at 3:40pm
I'm sure they'll adopt it later. iFans can't see why it's important because Apple tells them. iSheeps.
Valle - September 13, 2012 at 6:22am
Apple really told you iSheeps what you want :) Now you know!
Juta14x - September 13, 2012 at 3:15am
Apple really give a good point on this NFC and wireless charging things.
Jedediah Johnson - September 12, 2012 at 10:28pm
Hmm. Looks like iclarified might be moderating and erasing some comments. Was replying to an idiotic and nasty comment by " assman" or some dumb name like that and when I sent the reply in didn't show up and his comment was gone.
DroidCatcher - September 12, 2012 at 10:02pm
Now that the cat is out of the bag, Apple haters can vent their frustration here. It may take a few years for Google and other manufactures to catch up if they don't want lawsuits to wipe them out. I am a windows 8 fanboy, hehe.
henree - September 13, 2012 at 3:42pm
Google to catch up? Catch up on what? I'm not saying Android is a better OS, but it's def more advanced than a closed iOS. Even the hardware isn't all that on the new iPhone. iPhone = outdated tech. nothing "innovative"
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