Apple Looking Into Gifting Media Content Through NFC?

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A newly published patent application from Apple hints towards allowing users to "gift" media content purchased via iTunes to other users using near-field communications (NFC).

The patent was first filed in March of 2013 and describes a system whereby a user can accept a gift from iTunes (App, Music, Video etc) via a NFC.

Various techniques are provided for the gifting between multiple electronic devices of media content provided by an online digital media provider. An offer and acceptance of a selected gift file is accomplished between a gifter device and a receiving giftee device using a near-field communication (NFC) connection. If a connection to the online provider is available, the gifter device may transmit a gift request by which the gifter's account is charged for the gift file. Thereafter, a gift file created using DRM keys associated with the giftee's account may be downloaded to the giftee device. If a network connection is unavailable, the giftee device may transfer a locked gift file and a corresponding gift license to the giftee device using a peer-to-peer connection. The giftee device may authenticate the license and unlock the gift file once a connection to the online provider is available.

The patent describes a method for sharing the content via NFC, which involves DRM and authentication keys, a system that is similar to Apple's current giving methods where a user simply purchases the item and emails it to the other user. The filing states that instead of transferring over Internet, the file will transfer over NFC, which allows data transfer speeds of 560Mbps.

The iPhone has been rumored to receive NFC for a couple of years now, and the closest thing we have seen is Apple's Passbook service, which was introduced in iOS 6 as an alternative. Whether or not we will see NFC in the iPhone 5S is another question, but we'll have to wait until September 10 so find out.

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Chuck Webster - August 17, 2013 at 12:11am
Hey steven. I bet you fifty grand that it's not the last generation iPhone.
Chuck Webster - August 17, 2013 at 2:40am
What did that comment even mean dude? It had nothing to do with my previous comment towards you. You're surely immature and dumb as a brink dude. All Your comments are dumb and childish.
Chuck Webster - August 17, 2013 at 2:46am
There's no way in hell the next iPhone that's going to be released is going to be the last iPhone made. That's what I ment. I bet you every single penny of the fifty thousand I have in the bank. That's what I ment.
Chuck Webster - August 17, 2013 at 2:49am
I'm lazy to realize your comment? What the hell ate you talking about? I comment about the next iPhone not being the last and you say some stupid sh*t about plastic Samsung phones. You make no sense.
Chuck Webster - August 17, 2013 at 2:51am
Change the subject? Your first comment was about the next generation iPhone being the last. How am I changing the subject you moron? And where did you bet me your so called stock?
Chuck Webster - August 17, 2013 at 2:52am
Ya you bet me your imaginary stock to my $50,000 and we'll see who right.
Chuck Webster - August 17, 2013 at 3:00am
Get you off your game? What are you talking about. Your first comment in this tread was about the iPhone. And let's get the record straight. I agree with you that Samsung is crap. Cheap plastic crap. I've told you two times already I'm am apple fan. And that I'm using a iPhone and retina MacBook as we speak. Il starting to think that you can't read and understand what I'm saying.
Jedediah Johnson - August 17, 2013 at 3:04am
Steve. SHUT THE F*UCK UP YOU RETARD. YOU'RE A BLUBBERING IDIOT! With the sentence structure and vocabulary of a 10 year old.
Chuck Webster - August 17, 2013 at 3:09am
Honestly I think youre speaking gibberish man. And I think you're confused. That's all I originally said was that I bet the next iPhone released isn't going to be the last generation iPhone. Then you started talking off into space about samsuck plastic crap or what ever.
Chuck Webster - August 17, 2013 at 3:21am
Go all the way to the very first comment in this tread and read down. I never changed the subject. You started talking about me showing you my plastic Samsung crap or something. I'm not trying to get back at you or whatever. And I'm definitely using adult words dude. Your sentence structure and vocabulary seems like you're young or not American. Are you Hispanic or something. Maybe that's why I'm confused by the way you talk. I'm not try to start a fight. I'm just having a conversation.
Jonathan Ive - August 17, 2013 at 9:02am
Steve God. I really feel crumby for saying this but you are representing Apple and Steves legacy all the wrong way. Phil Schiller and I have been monitoring multiple news sites and comment sections involving Apple recently and we just came across your comments. We can tell you are a big fan of Apple, our products and especially Steve. And we greatly appreciate it. We really do. But we've happened to notice that a lot of your comments are all over the place and sometimes make no sense. I know it can get heated in the comment sections sometimes. With people bad mouthing Apple along with the person making the comment. Like I said we really appreciate your enthusiasm towards Apple products and the memory of Steve. But we recommend that you slow down a bit when you're responding to comments. Your responses are sometimes hard to follow. I myself can do the same thing sometimes when I start typing. We really hope you don't feel bad that we responded this way. We sincerely hope you will still keep up the good work spreading the word about Apple and our amazing products. We have a busy couple months ahead of us with a lot of exciting new products that we'll be introducing. We really hope you enjoy them. As a token of our appreciation we would like to invite you to our next keynote presentation. So you can experience the live product unveils in person. At this time i can't say exactly when the keynote will be but i probably think everyone, including yourself know already. If you're interested we will take care of all the travel and hotel expenses for three nights and three days. And also give you a $500 prepaid visa card for food and other expenses. If you can make it I highly recommend you visit the Apple gift shoppe at the main headquarters building. It has exclusive T-shirts and other gifts that can only be found their. A lot of which are designed by me. When and if you respond to this message, and I sincerely hope you do, I'll personally do my best to respond as quick as possible so our human resources and travel department can make arrangements with you. We really hope you take advantage of this. It will definitely be an experience of a lifetime. We really hope to see you their. Sincerely, Jon and Phil
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