Many of my friends have iPhones, some of them as far back as iPhone 6. I know there has been a gradual evolution of the RFID antenna but I’m finding it hard to get good information on what each generation is capable of. Does anyone have a good overview?
In particular, I had someone ask how far back he could go and still get decent NFC use. There is a thriving second hand market here and an iPhone X goes for a fraction of the cost of a 14.
I have read previous threads on this topic that lament iPhone users not “seeing the light” and switching to Android which is “much better for NFC etc…” but before any of you start in on that vein please be aware that although some users are OK with upgrading their iPhone to a more recent version to get NFC, very few accept a complete platform change, especially as they have often invested in Apple computers, iPads, watches etc with which they are fully integrated.
Thank you. I’m not a coder but that link explains how the iPhone approaches NFC, especially in background mode.
I’m now curious to know if all Android phones, regardless of brand, NFC antenna hardware, etc all work the same way (as each other) in background mode? (ie without opening an NFC app)