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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.

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.

Future iPhones To Feature Fingerprint Recognition Software?

Is Apple planning on implementing fingerprint-powered mobile payments in a future version of the iPhone?

The iPhone 5 Is Minus NFC Technology

It might be a long wait for an iPhone with NFC technology.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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."

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.