With the release of iOS 11 this morning, Apple has finally caught up with the NFC game and is allowing users to read NDEF formatted NFC tags !
They’re still a bit behind in that, you can only READ tags, not write them, and you have to specifically install an app to read them, the OS doesn’t natively support them.
However in my quick testing, for my implant, the read performance is excellent!
I can get a 100% hit rate and very fast responses.
Its very easy to locate where to hold the phone, as the antenna is the top back of the device.
Heres a video of it in action, notice how easy I hit the right spot ?
Ill do more tests as I can but as I don’t have an iPhone 7 or later device and for some reason the iPhone 6 apparently does not get NFC unlocked ?? it will be slow.
Im pretty impressed so far it will be good to see native support in the OS to allow Apple users to interact with the world just like us Android users have been able to for years!