Many of us expect Apple to add NFC chips to its next generation smartphone. Nexus S owners are already capable of using their phone to make payments. That makes paying for things very convenient. The current generation iPhones may not have NFC feature enabled on them. But unplggd has shared a hack that allows iPhone owners to add one credit card to their phone. All you have to do is order an NFC-enabled credit card and physically insert it into your iPhone:
Once the cover is off, position the card behind the battery and you are good to go. The glass backer is thin enough for credit card terminals and I have even had success scanning it with thick cases.
The process is not perfect. For instance, you won’t have multiple ways to make payments from your phone. Nevertheless, it makes paying small bills on the road easier. You should be able to use this at 7-Eleven and McDonald’s stores.
Building these tiny iPhones is anything but simple. Many of us are familiar with the trials and tribulations of iPhone manufacturers in that past couple of years. After suicides and explosions in some of its factories, Foxconn has decided to invest in deploying robots in them. As reported by Forbes, 1M robots will replace humans in doing simple tasks such as “spraying, welding, and assembling.” The company has only 10k robots at this point.