There have been a lot of conflicting rumors this week about the unannounced iPhone 5 and its so far imaginary new NFC feature, including that it wouldn't have said imaginary feature, it would indeed have it, and it would have it and then some. Dizzy yet? You will be...
The Independent first said iPhone 5 (which doesn't yet exist) wouldn't have NFC (which Apple has never announced):
"The new iPhone will not have NFC, Apple told the operators it was concerned by the lack of a clear standard across the industry." Yet Apple is understood to be working on its own NFC proposition, which would link payments through iTunes. It hopes to introduce the technology in a handset likely to be released next year.
So we'll have to wait for iPhone 6 (which also doesn't yet exist) to NFC? Not so fast says Forbes, which cites a friend of an entrepreneur (no names!):