@son_of_a_diddley nailed it, its not that apple devices cant read NFC, Its that if you want to not unlock your phone and get the advanced features and read other types of NFC tags, apple has made that choice for you and its a “you cant” they also make it more difficult then android for developers to work with the NFC within the device. as a fellow implantie and mobile developer let me break some of these things down roughly to what I know thus far (i may be wrong on a few of these points but I basically have given up NFC on apple because I value my sanity)
A few macbooks with latest iOS
so i assume you mean osX OR that you have an iPhone simulator. you defiantly are limited if you are attempting to use the iPhone simulators and will have more luck with the device. a quick search shows things like…
but this is not "stand alone support for nfc + the macbook
Mac Mini 2008 model
see @amal 's video and info above… because its so old i am not sure if it still is valid but it should be
here again we have basic NFC access via the built in NFC reader on the X. to understand and get a better insight on your choice of phone here are some articles (not all info is true or up to date but the just of whats going on is what i am trying to explain: (just because some people dislike them does not mean that you were wrong or stupid in your choice, its just that… your choice this is what that choice now means)
well crap… huh looks like you can only write with this $1000 phone… garbage now in terms of nfc right? well no… if you have gone 100% apple and have giving them full control of your house take a look at
I didn’t make this app and have not tried it but would be nice thing if you have gone all out with apple.
Outdated windows laptop and desktops
again here by default these things do not read NFC… you have to get adapters to make this work. there are windows compatible ones for both of your tags but at the end of the day… unless you are willing to put down apple and pick up a android, your options are more complex to make work and the Dangerous Things NFC app is actually a really great app for working with your implants!
and I could not of said the just of things better then @son_of_a_diddley :
sooo that all said:
At the end of the day, yes this really is the best way to go. I don’t like Samsung either (at least apple doesn’t have bloatware on their devices), but it does what you need it to do especially if its not your primary phone.
and hey good luck with the implanting and welcome to the group of us who have implanted themselves! any more questions feel free to ask here