Apple is expecting to reveal some of the big features of iOS 12 in a very short time. But, here is some advance news about those features. Your iPhone will soon be able to work as a secure key for your cars, house, and hotel room. All this will be possible with the NFC technology (Near Field Communication).
- The Information reveals that it is one of the potential uses of this technology. We might see opening up of this technology to the developer in iOS 12. Apps made by the other developers were providing a limited amount of access to the iPhone. But now, We will be free for creating advanced features as a lot of the restrictions are going to be lifted.
- Features such as tapping on the door lock of your hotel room to get inside, opening the door of your car, your house, etc. will be available soon with NFC technology. Apple is currently using NFC chip for providing the feature of making payments. We may see that the same technology will be uses for letting you into your car, or making payment for your public transit ride.
Which phones will get this functionality?
- According to the reports, this new functionality will be announce by Apple this year at the Apple’s developer conference, WWDC 2018. It is going to be held on June 4. The Information reveals that Apple employees have already been using this new unlock functionality at the company’s HQ in Cupertino.
- The new functionality is base on the NFC technology. If your old iPhone that is not equip with NFC chip, your phone will not get this functionality.
- Since the iPhone 6 which came in 2014, Apple has been including NFC chips in every phone. So, if your phone is not older than iPhone 6, you will be able to take advantage of the NFC functionality or whatever new features Apple will release. It seems iPhone 5S will not get iOS 12. Phones without NFC chip will not have access to this feature.
- After WWDC, we will come up with some more news on this functionality. According to some rumors, Apple will focus more on the durability, stability, and reliability this time. So, if these rumors are true, we will not come up with many features we are looking for.