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July 08, 2010

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Thanks for your contribution Bill.


I noted in "Related Material" above that an NFC Forum presentation is showing an iPod - which I believe is simply to convey that which is to come. So I think that Apple is working behind the scenes directly with one of the NFC standardization bodies.


With that said, Bluetooth Core Spec 4 which has just been released references the inclusion of NFC in respect to the "Out of Band" (OOB) association model. How this will all play out in the future is unknown at this time.


You could get the spec at the bottom of the following page:
http://www.bluetooth.com/English/Technology/Works/Pages/Bluetooth_low_energy_technology.aspx

Bluetooth is a form of near field communication. I'm not sure the spec would preclude pairing but a lot could be done with just the device IDs

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