Well, it’s pretty common now to expect new innovative features from Apple. Now that the Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, which begins on June 4 is coming near, with it comes the unveiling of some of the features in iOS 12. While people are anxious to find out what new is in the bag this time, there is a report that says Apple might be using the NFC feature to unlock doors for you.
Now many of you might wonder what NFC is all about. Well, let us help you out. NFC stands for Near-Field Communication. NFC enables a wireless transfer of data over short distances and can be used for a number of functions, including sending pictures and videos between devices. NFC chips are built into mobile devices which allow the users to secure wireless communication between a device and a receiver when one is held close to the other. This could pave the way for iPhone owners unlocking their front door, accessing their office, opening their hotel room, and starting their car using only their smartphone.
These findings were reportedly discovered in copy related to the upcoming release of iOS 12 which was apparently leaked a few weeks ago. Apple has reportedly been working on this since 2014 with HID Global — an American secure identity solutions firm, to bring broader NFC functionality to the iPhone. It’s unclear whether the ability to unlock doors will be secured via a fingerprint or facial scan, like Apple Pay on different iPhone models.
The tech Giant has reportedly been testing the functionality with employees at its new headquarters in Cupertino, California, trying to use their iPhones to unlock doors for access to buildings and offices.
Well, let’s find out what really Apple is gonna be offering to its user alongside iOS 12 at the conference, which is just a week’s time.