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Apple's Passbook excuse for NFC-free iPhone 5 rates a 'fail'

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http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: Cornered!For many years Apple has been ahead of the curve when it comes to new computing technologies. It was the first to adopt the mini floppy disk, and the first to abandon it. It led in the incorporation of WiFi and Firewire and, in the MacBook Air the use of flash storage instead of spinning drives for internal storage.Yet on near field communications (NFC) it is now well behind the curve. NFC was expected in the iPhone 4 and never appeared. It was very widely expected to be a feature of the iPhone 5 but there is still no sign of NFC in Apple's pl (IT news)