A new Apple handset once again means more NFC rumors. Chinese repair firm GeekBar, via social network Weibo, has posted a rumored wiring schematic of the “iPhone 6” NFC chip.
The information shows wiring from a PN65V NFC chip produced by NXP Semiconductors. A similar chip from the same company is used in a number of Android devices.
NFC has been rumored to land in Apple’s iPhone for at least three years. The technology is mainly used for payment services, but Apple has increasingly turned to Bluetooth LE and iBeacons for its short-range wireless plans
If the “iPhone 6” does indeed have NFC capability, it could possibly tie-in with Apple’s long-rumored mobile payment service.
Apple is expected to introduce the handset at a media event on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Along with a faster A8 chip, the handset will have an improved camera, and more. Apple will apparently offer a version of the phone with both a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen.
For other recent “iPhone 6” news, see: More evidence emerges that the ‘iPhone 6′ Lightning cable will offer a reversible USB plug, Further leaked photos of battery of 4.7-inch ‘iPhone 6′ indicate 1,810 mAh capacity, and Apple’s 5.5-inch ‘iPhone 6′ may come equipped with a 2,915 mAh battery.