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Leaked images of the 'iPhone 6' logic board confirms NFC and a faster A8 chip
The NFC technology is expected to be part of Apple's rumored mobile payment system.
| August 29
New rumored schematic details an NFC chip on Apple's 'iPhone 6'
Once again, the wireless technology is rumored to land in Apple’s next-generation handset.
| August 18
Future iPhones To Feature Fingerprint Recognition Software?
Is Apple planning on implementing fingerprint-powered mobile payments in a future version of the iPhone?
| October 3
I'll Pay For My Starbucks Coffee Using Square, Please
Square has just announced a massive partnership with Starbucks that will see the iPhone-compatible mobile payments solution appear in 7,000 coffee shops nationwide, this fall.
| August 8
Scan To Unlock: Apple Acquires Fingerprint Recognition Company
Apple has recently acquired a company that specializes in fingerprint recognition, mobile security, and near-field communication.
| July 27
This Upcoming Case Can Make South Korean iPhones NFC Capable
The South Korean carrier "KT" is planning on launching an NFC iPhone case alongside an accompanying service, which will allow Korean iPhone owners to make NFC payments using their smart phone.
| September 19
Apple Wins Another NFC Patent, This Time With Visions Of A More Secure World
Apple's latest granted patent has the Cupertino company thinking hard about digital safety.
A.T. Faust III
| July 11
New Infographic Outlines Where Mobile Payments Could Be Going
While Apple has yet to launch an NFC capable iPhone handset (and likely won’t until next year), Google has already announced its own mobile payments services, via which users will be able to pay for goods using a smart phone at any MasterCard PayPass point. However, can we really expect mobile payments to take off? As Google notes, in the past few thousand years we’ve only changed the way we pay three times (coins, notes, cards). Who says mobile payments is going to catch on?
| July 8
According To Somebody In-The-Know, Apple's "Plans For NFC Are Unknown"
While we're not necessarily expecting Apple to debut NFC ("Near Field Communication") technology in the fifth generation iPhone, we do envisage a future iPhone adopting the technology in the near future. However, according NXP Technology (speaking at Computex), Apple's "plans for NFC are unknown."
| June 3
Google Officially Announces Google Wallet - Sets The Standard For Apple?
Google has just officially announced its upcoming Google Wallet service, which will allow Android fans to pay for goods using an NFC capable smart phone.
| May 26
Confirmed: Google's NFC Payments Service Launching This Summer, But What About Apple?
According to a leaked internal memo (from The Container Store), Google is planning on announcing its mobile payments service - "Google Wallet" - tomorrow. But, what does this mean for Apple?
| May 26
Near Field Communications May Be Coming To An Apple Store Near You
Apple Retail's tenth anniversary may very well debut the backbone its future NFC campaign needs to properly flourish.
A.T. Faust III
| May 17
Lockitron Will Let You Lock Your Front Door Using An iPhone
Lockitron is a recently launched service that allows users to lock their front door with a smart phone.
| May 14
Rumor: NFC iPhone Is Coming, Thanks To A Qualcomm Chip
A recent rumor claims that Apple is indeed developing a near field communication (NFC) capable iPhone handset. Reportedly, the upcoming NFC capable iPhone will feature a new Qualcomm chip, and mobile payments will be made through iTunes.
| March 23
NFC Will Let You Personalize Any Mac, Source Claims
According to a “source close to the company,” one way Apple is planning on utilizing near field communication (NFC) involves Mac personalization. Basically, users will be able to hook up their NFC capable iPhone to a “guest machine” and access their own files and apps.
| March 18
Apple Job Listings Suggest NFC-Capable Devices Are Coming
Apple is renowned for its secrecy when it comes to future plans for its devices. However, that secrecy doesn’t mean much when it needs to hire new people.
Bryan M. Wolfe
| January 28
Bloomberg: iPhone 5, iPad 2 To Have NFC Capabilities
According to the latest rumor, Apple's next generation iPhone and iPad will supposedly be "Near Field Communication" (NFC) capable, and could feature a "mobile payment system." This would allow Apple fans to use their iDevice in place of a debit or credit card when paying for goods.
| January 25