Apple once again reported to be including NFC, mobile payments in iPhone 6

Apple is once again rumored to be including NFC in its next iPhone, this time with a payment system in tow. Reports of a payment system in the iPhone 6 emerged late last month. The system will reportedly be a central focus of the iPhone 6 reveal, expected September 9.

From Wired:

The company's next iPhone will feature its own payment platform, sources familiar with the matter told WIRED. In fact, that platform will be one of the hallmark features of the device when it's unveiled on September 9. We're told the solution will involve NFC.

Specific details beyond the inclusion of NFC, like how mobile payments will work, for instance, were few and far between. We've heard rumblings about NFC and payment systems on the iPhone fairly regularly over the past few years. Given the amount of noise this year, we could very well see NFC and mobile payments come to the iPhone 6. But just remember, nothing is confirmed until Apple announces it.

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Source: Wired

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.