Apple could finally be giving in and including NFC or Near Field Communication in the upcoming iPhone 6, after previously saying that they werenâ€™t thinking of integrating the tap-to-connect feature on their smartphones. Whatâ€™s surprising is that this technology will not be simply used for pairing devices, but for payment of purchases.
According to a report, the presence of NFC may be seen when the latest flagship phone from Apple is released (this coming August?). The company is said to have agreed with China UnionPay for a mobile payment service, while also working with the possibility of using it for purchases over at Apple stores.
When this pushes through, the iPhone 6 will be the first iOS device to have such feature. We could be seeing it working side-by-side with the fingerprint scanner as one of its main purpose is to log in to your Apple account before downloading or buying apps.
This sounds like a nifty idea from Apple, but we donâ€™t want to call it that just yet until weâ€™ve tried it for ourselves. What do you think of this new feature when it pushes through?