May 23, 2014
Apple filed another NFC-related patent May 22, hinting at exclusive circuitry for NFC in the next iPhone. The patent states that different antenna structures may be formed at opposing ends of an electronic device. The combining of circuitry may allow near field communication (NFC) and non-NFC circuitry to be coupled to common antenna structures.
The Apple patent figure shows how both ends of an iDevice can both emit and receive antenna signals.
The rumors regarding Apple’s NRC possibilities have caused quite a commotion in tech circles, eliciting more than 3000 articles and blog posts. Morgan Stanley added to the fervor by confirming the rumors based on chip shipments. In a recent note to investors