iPhone 6 to Sport NFC Technology (Report)

iphoneair_2538591396300890_673433-621x400

Despite all of the iPhone’s advantages, it still lacks the Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities of many of its Android rivals. That could change soon, as a new report claims that Apple’s hotly anticipated iPhone 6 may launch with NFC technology.

According to Brightwire, Apple has made a deal with bank card company China UnionPay for a mobile payment service that would utilize the iPhone 6’s purported NFC features. This service would allow iPhone owners to make instant mobile payments at more than 3 million QuickPass point of sale machines in China. 

MORE: iPhone 6 Rumors: Inside Apple’s Next Big Thing

This report is consistent with a patent application from January, in which Apple secured the right to use NFC tech for mobile payments. The patent specifically mentions a “secure link between the purchasing device and a point of sale device,” with the purchasing device likely being a phone. 

Of course, an NFC-enabled iPhone would be able to do much more than make quick mobile payments. Select Android phones can transfer data from one another by physically “bumping” each other, and NFC on iPhone could mean sharing files on AirDrop without needing a Wi-Fi connection. There are also a host of speakers, keyboards,  TVs and even printers that pack NFC capabilities, so the purported NFC iPhone 6 could control any of these supported devices with a quick tap.

AUTHOR BIO
Michael Andronico
Michael Andronico
A devout gamer and tech enthusiast, Mike Andronico joined the Laptop team in July 2013. With a B.A. in Journalism from Purchase College and experience at GameNGuide, Examiner and 2D-X, Mike tackles everything from iPhone rumors to in-depth hardware reviews.
Michael Andronico on
Facebook Twitter Google+
LEAVE A REPLY
Name*
Email* (will not be published)
Website
*Indicates required field
Comments*
Submit Comments

FIND A REVIEW
Laptops
All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Brand
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
Resolution
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options
SUBSCRIBE