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    Apple Tests Proximity Payment System For Next iPhone 5

    Reports indicate that Apple is testing a wireless payment system for the upcoming iPhone 5. NFC (near field communication) is the technology that will run this platform, and it’s pretty neat. It allows for credit/debit transactions to happen wirelessly using short range transmission.

    Apple is using prototype iPhones to do the tests, which, if they function successfully, could signal the technology as a feature in the iPhone 5. The technology could also be used to wirelessly transfer photos and video from your iPhone to your MacBook almost instantaneously, or to give people coupons based on being at a certain location at a certain time. This could be huge for global marketing.

    Hopefully we’ll be seeing this tech become prevalent soon.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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