Apple’s iPhone 6 has long been rumored to have NFC, and today Apple made it official. In announcing their NFC system, Apple made sure to tout the security of the program, and discuss how easy NFC payments can be. While we’ve seen NFC payments work before, it’s just never been this well done.
Here’s something different: it seems Apple is working on a real motivating factor to have merchants sign on for their mobile payment platform. It’s believed Apple is working on a rewards program for users who use their payment processing system, which could utilize NFC.
Apple has reportedly convinced Walgreens and CVS to join its rumored mobile payment system, with the two huge pharmacy chains the latest participants in what's expected to be announced next week. Earlier this month, Apple was said to have brought key payments providers MasterCard, Visa, and American Express onboard, as it readies the new iPhone 6.
Apple may have just joined the NFC game, if rumors are true, but it seems that there's already a challenger to the technology already in sight. That is, at least, if Toshiba has its way. It wants TransferJet to become the de facto standard technology when it comes to fast, wireless data transfer instead of NFC which, in all honesty, is something that is just starting to get a foothold.
Whenever Apple announces a new iPhone, it announces an entire ecosystem to go along with it. According to a source who shall not be named, part of that new ecosystem will be the iPhone Wallet, a mobile payment system that will try to venture in a retail world where others have gone to little or no success.
Now that the iPhone 6 has been leaked to oblivion, it’s time to round it all up and offer a look at what your next iPhone just might be. From the visual punches to the specs and software, we take a look at all we’ve heard to this point. With Apple’s mysterious event happening in just over a week, let’s consider what will come of their biggest product announcement since the original iPhone.
Speculation continues to flow regarding Apple’s inclusion of NFC in their upcoming iPhone 6. A new report all but confirms that, as a familiar face has their hands on an Apple logic board. If it’s the real deal, we can finally see the component that will give iPhone users NFC.
Nintendo has updated the 3DS and 3DS LL (aka the 3DS XL), the Japanese company's glasses-free 3D gaming handhelds, with better 3D effects and improved controls. Revealed during a Nintendo webcast today, the new portable consoles also add a second analog stick - something Nintendo tried to fix with an add-on "Slide Pad" back in 2011 - as well as NFC, opening the door to interaction with the company's NFC-enabled amiibo game figures.
The Moto Skip is a slick accessory that is well designed. The problem is, the technology backing it is a touch dated. The NFC tag would let Moto X users do things like unlock their phone with a tap, but even on launch it was a dated concept. A new FCC filing shows that Motorola may be getting with the times, and revamping their Skip accessory to make sense in a BLE world.
The iPhone 6 is a hotly anticipated device, and for more reasons than just the uptick in screen size. A slew of new features are said to be making their way to the next iPhone, even NFC. A new rumor points to an NFC chip for the new iPhone, and is eerily similar to another rumor we heard not long ago.