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Apple May Equip The New iPhone With NFC For Wireless Payments

Near-field communications is becoming increasingly popular to make wireless payments. A number of handset vendors are implementing the technology in their devices so as to entice the users to buy them. The latest flagship smartphone from Samsung, Galaxy S III, also had it included. The question is, will S III’s chief rival, the next iPhone, will come equipped with it as well?


A number of reports and hints suggest that Apple may indeed implement NFC for wireless payments in its upcoming iPhone. A major reason why this seems very logical is that Samsung has already jumped the NFC-bandwagon and Apple will no doubt want in on the technology so as  to pitch an apt competition to its smartphone rival.

A software code dump from one of iPhone prototypes seems to confirm this bit. The code contains hints of the implementation of NFC technology in the new iPhone. To implement this, Apple will have to necessarily include NFC controllers embedded within the phone.

A number of other features are also expected to arrive on the new iPhone, courtesy iOS 6, which would make the inclusion of NFC very useful. If indeed the rumors of this technology on the new iPhone turn out to be true, it would add a be a huge advantage to Apple. Retails and consumers would definitely want to see an iPhone which has NFC, much more than one without NFC.

Source: 9to5mac

Courtesy: Redmondpie

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