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Apple opens up iPhone to NFC tags with iOS 11, but functionality still limited

Friday 15 September 2017 | 15:57 CET | Author: Bart Garvelink | Background
Apple will introduce NFC tag reading with iOS 11 on 19 September. This means that some of the contactless features in the iPhone or Watch will be available to app developers, with Core NFC as Apple calls it. At this point however it can only read tags, not modify them or exchange data. Furthermore, the use is limited to the new iPhone 8 and X, as well as iPhone 7. It will be up to developers to invent use cases, but initially, these seem to be limited to a few scenarios endorsed directly by Apple. Core NFC is a limited interface compared to the full NFC functionality.

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