It’s a report that turn up every year and has Apple supposedly bringing NFC support to whatever iPhone it is dealing with at the time. This year has actually been no various, however with possibly a bit even more to it this time around. If you have actually been enthusiastic of an NFC equipped iPhone in the past, then you might be in luck.
With internal schematics having previously pointed to an NXP made NFC chip being present in the new iPhone, the Financial Times is reporting that Apple and the chip maker are in cahoots to make the smartphone NFC capable. While far from the very first time that such a thing has actually been rumored, it’s yet another data point in favor of is being able to use our iPhones to spend for things quickly enough.
Apple had actually previously currently been rumored to be talking with China UnionPay, a business that manages mobile payments in the country. Such discounts would no doubt be critical to any NFC launch, after all, having the chip in location is only part of the mobile payments equation.
Apple’s own big database of iTunes based charge card numbers has long been at the center of mobile payment rumors, and with a lot info currently on tap, Apple might end up being rather the mobile payment gamer if it were to enter that market.
Beyond the iPhone, recently uncovered patent applications imply that Apple could be about to give its legendary iWatch the ability to pay for things too, with the aforementioned NXT partnership bringing NFC to our wrists. Even more hassle-free than paying with your phone, a watch with NFC can be hugely tempting to many of us. Whether that would encompass the ‘‘ normals’ that Apple has doinged this well to catch with its existing iOS devices however, we’re not so sure.
Apple sent the official event invites for the iPhone 6 / 6L and iWatch launch just the other day. And with a couple of days to go, the cat will certainly be out of the bag actually soon and we’ll know for sure exactly what the apple bearing logo business has in store for us.
Just set that pointer for September 9th.