Inspector Gadget - The iPhone 5
Mobile gadgets continue to boom and currently just over half of Australia's population have a smart phone and that will increase as people upgrade their existing mobile phones. The iPhone 5 was released in 2012 and features like the 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network compatibility allow you to surf the Web and download data at faster speeds while a longer battery life means less downtime on the charger.
The iPhone 5 continues to lead customer satisfaction surveys with its ease of use and overall user experience, however, it lacks near-field communication (NFC) capabilities which many Google Android-based smart phones and BlackBerry devices currently offer. This technology allows devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together and can be used in contactless payment systems, similar to those currently used in credit cards and electronic ticket smartcards.
We all know the iPhone 6 is coming and while it probably won’t be a huge leap in terms of functionality the biggest question is will Apple finally introduce its much anticipated contactless payments system?