iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will support NFC tags with iOS 11

June 7th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

Surprise! Apple now supports reading NFC tags – a developer page for Core NFC notes that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus can read tags (bog standard tags and you can buy for a dime). However, there’s no mention of writing to tags and more importantly, no device-to-device communication.

The NFC functionality is going to be open to third-party apps, once the phone is updated to iOS 11 (to be launched in the fall). Here’s an example use case that the dev page mentions:

For example, your app might give users information about products they find in a store or exhibits they visit in a…

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