Apple could finally be giving in and including NFC or Near Field Communication in the upcoming iPhone 6, after previously saying that they weren’t thinking of integrating the tap-to-connect feature on their smartphones. What’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 don’t want to call it that just yet until we’ve tried it for ourselves. What do you think of this new feature when it pushes through?