Apple is developing a new application called Grab & Go. The November 2009 patent involves data transfer technologies such as Near Field Cmmunication (NFC) Interface and Sony's TransferJet.
The new application discussed in the November patent would allow users who live in the fast lane to transfer data quickly between devices like their desktop and iPod by simply tapping their iPod against an iMac, for example. In today's patent we see that Apple is seriously detailing how they intend to update the iPhone and other Apple devices with NFC.
Apple provides us with some rather simple examples of how this will work but in concert with their Grab and Go app, we could see that this is a trend that will no doubt work itself to market over the next 24 months or so. The one interesting twist that Apple reveals is how the iPhone with NFC could be used as a work pass-key to enter your office, building or department – and eventually how this concept could expand to open your home or apartment door, car door and in theory, a hotel room door and so forth.It will be interesting to see how Apple plans on making the iPhone & iPods not only a necessity, but also a world dominating device. A device that people in the future will depend on and execute random tasks that we take for granted today, such as opening a 'hotel room door'. This new pantent for Apple is a huge step and I'm curious how and when it will be implemented in future Apple models.
Although I have an iPhone and like all the Apps and functions that it provides, I feel people should have the option of what device they should use and not 'feel' singled out when they are living in an 'Apple Future World'. What are your thoughts...??