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  That's probably another reason why Apple made the phone taller, but not significantly wider (like the Note).   And part of the tablet issue is that it looks stupid holding one up to your ear. You'd need a headset or a dick tracy watch with mic/speaker. All that said, I remember a day when lots of people wandered around with a Day Planner or Filofax in their hands. Walking around with, say, a 7" tablet isn't that far removed.   What we REALLY need, IMHO, is a way to own...
  If you keep in a purse, a phone perhaps an inch taller isn't going to make much difference. And all of the assumes you're not one of those people whose phone has already been permanently welded to their hands.   One might also point out that in the case of NFC, we're replacing a credit card that is almost certainly stored in a wallet and in a pocket or purse. Unlike the aforementioned phone that's probably already at hand...
  I will note that it's placement is in the coveted top "window" on the back of the device. And NFC antennas aren't really antennas as much as they are inducers, and different rules tend to apply in that respect. And while we're on that subject, I think too much consideration is being given to the "optimum" antenna design. Keep in mind that the range we want is best measured in inches, not feet, yards, or miles, which tends to dispel the "22-meter long" antenna...
  "If you believe "Patently Apple," a website dedicated to describing every new patent Apple is granted, a mobile wallet has been in the works since 2009.  Certainly the company has been granted numerous patents governing everything from NFC to Micro SIM chip slots to wallet applications. "   "The patent makes extensive references to the use of NFC technology as well as to both payments and loyalty cards and is already leading to renewed speculation regarding Apple's...
  How about because they can do a better industrial design than Micro-USB? How about because Micro-USB isn't reversible?   More to the point, because Micro-USB is a 2.0 USB standard....
  Well, you could tell us about how much you hate making an appointment to get your Dell or HP repaired... Or would that story be more like waiting on hold for 30 minutes to talk to "Fred" in India, who eventually will give you an RMA number so you can ship your computer away for four weeks?   I think a little perspective is in order.
I've read elsewhere that quite a few people think NFC is a gimmick. There are, however, millions of people in Japan that would tend to disagree... 
  And to support adaptors for the new docking port.
  If you think about how the current design works, the internal female connectors have to extend past the length of the shield, making the current part take up pretty much the same depth, while being about 65%-70% wider.    With the new part, the connection "pins" are on the side, which means that they don't have to extend deeper into the device, which means that the port won't be any deeper than it already is now. Also keep in mind that they moved the audio plug to the...
  USB 2.0 is backwards compatible with USB 3.0...   ...and "some" are saying that a new, high-speed interconnect cable will boost the accessories market like nothing else. (grin)
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