Earlier this morning, we looked at possible leaked images of the upcoming iPhone 5, and it seems that there was more to it than met the eye. Everything about it looks dapper and pretty much run on the mill, but if you were to take note of the new square chip subsystem located right at the top, it might just be the elusive NFC hardware that was speculated in the past – at least according to the eagle-eyed folks over at Macotakara. Since NFC code was discovered in hardware dumps from soon-to-come iPhone prototypes, chances of NFC technology being employed in the new iPhone 5 is pretty high, falling just short of a confirmation.

The implementation of NFC technology into the iPhone 5 would also mean a more connected hardware ecosystem, as iPhone 5 owners will then be able to share files from one device to another in a jiffy, assuming they all run on the iOS platform, of course.  I guess all that we need to do now is sit tight and wait for the September 12th event to pass us by.

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Apple iPhone 5
1136x640 IPS LCD
Price (approximative)
~$220 - Amazon
8 MP
Image Stabilization
112 g
1440 mAh
Launched in
A6 + None
Storage (GB)
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