iPhone 5S to feature Fingerprint Sensor and NFC Combination?

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A new patent filing by Apple suggests that the fingerprint sensor in iPhone 5S could be combined with NFC for the rumored iWallet technology. Near Field Communications (or NFC) supports data transmission over short ranges, perfect for financial transactions. Recent photo of the alleged iPhone 5S packaging revealed that the upcoming iPhone 5S home button will have silver ring around … Read More

Apple Looking to Patent Glass Design on Upper West Side Retail Store in NYC

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Appleā€™s retail stores are truly one of a kind, blending materials such as glass and aluminum into intricate pieces of art that dress up any neighborhood they are built in. Apple intends to protect that idea, hoping to be the only one with a one of a kind experience for its customers. The latest act of preservation by the company … Read More

Apple’s Next Gen iPod nano to have a 1.3MP camera?

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Last year in April according to the rumor mill Apple was planning to release a new iPod Nano with a 1.3 MP camera, however, this rumor failed to come to fruition after Apple released the same 6th generation design in September 2011, updating the software and lowering the pricing on the 8 GB and 16 GB models. On Wednesday, new … Read More

Apple’s iPhone set to become your Mobile ‘Shopping’ Assistant

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This is an interesting Patent Application from Apple. And it seems to have some relevance to Apple’s new iAd mobile advertising network. In simple terms the Patent describes the way an RFID reader built into the iPhone can be used to scan items in a store, and then check on the internet for more information on said item. Verbiage in … Read More