Another Report Suggests NFC Support for iPhone 6, Chip to Be Provided by NXP

NXP_fc Apple will feature near field communication (NFC) technology in the iPhone 6 with a chip provided by Dutch company NXP Semiconductors, according to a report from the Financial Times. The chip will allow the iPhone to be scanned by payment terminals and ticket systems, while also allowing for further integration with other methods.

Throughout the past week, a number of rumors and reports from various sources have claimed that the iPhone 6 will gain NFC support. Evidence of NFC capabilities provided by NXP first surfaced earlier this week in a claimed schematic, which showed the company's PN65 chip on the iPhone 6's logic board.

Yesterday, technology news website WIRED and Apple blogger John Gruber also suggested that the iPhone 6 would feature NFC, with the latter stating that Apple's NFC-based mobile payment system would use a new secure enclave coprocessor built into the company's new A8 chip, which was also suggested by previous reports.

Last month, it was reported that Apple was in talks with major credit card companies like Visa over a mobile payment solution that would utilize the credit card data already stored in millions of iTunes accounts. Apple also was said to be interviewing senior payments industry executives to take on roles within the company, possibly indicating that the company has been hard at work on creating its own mobile payments service.

Apple is expected to debut the iPhone 6 and a wearable device at an event on September 9.

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Jsameds Avatar
97 months ago
How many NFC articles do we need, seriously..
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H2SO4 Avatar
97 months ago
I don't carry a wallet anymore. Only iPhone and cash. Sometimes no cash cause iPhone allows me to get cash from cash machine. For other cards that just need to be shown I photograph them and keep in a photo album called cards (have asked various card issuers to catch up and issue passbook ones but they are stubborn and stuck in the past) My iPhone contains way more to identify me than anything in my wallet could so its easy to prove its me. It even unlocks with my finger print.

Go to a secure site and ask them to accept a picture of you on your phone for access. LOL.

It’ll be Bo GEDDOUDAHEERE!
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MRU Avatar
97 months ago
nfc + watch = ditch the wallet
Yes because every retailer in every store in every village or every town or every city in every country will all fully support this won't they .....

I'll just go and burn my wallet now ......

Whilst this is undoubtably a step in the right direction ... Let's be realistic. There is a very very long road ahead. Don't go trying to run a marathon when your barely finished learning to tie your shoelaces. ;) and put your wallet back in your pocket....
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
H2SO4 Avatar
97 months ago
nfc + watch = ditch the wallet
So where do you keep your driving licence? Or credit card sized door entry fobs. Have another look in your wallet and see what else is there.
I don’t think we’re rid of it yet.

Why does 99.99% of the population think that the iPhone will replace everything you carry in your pocket?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HarryDevlin Avatar
97 months ago
How? Implementing NFC is like implementing WiFi or Bluetooth. Most likley is that they'll stick in icon in Settings and Control Center just like everyone else has. I don't see how such a thing can be implemented any more simply than that. But I guess we'll see.
Apple always claims that the reason they are late with a specific feature is that it was not possible to implement it properly until they implemented it.

They said this with voice dialing (the original iPhone lacked it).
They said this with 3G.
They said this with LTE.

They will likely make similar statements when they release the larger screen iPhones and when they release NFC.

The reality is that it's all about marketing. There has to be a good reason to upgrade. 3G was a good reason. LTE was a good reason. Siri was a so-so reason. Larger screens and NFC are good reasons.
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roadbloc Avatar
97 months ago
Yes Apple is late to the game but I bet there's a very good reason. Their implementation will be much better than the rest.
How? Implementing NFC is like implementing WiFi or Bluetooth. Most likley is that they'll stick in icon in Settings and Control Center just like everyone else has. I don't see how such a thing can be implemented any more simply than that. But I guess we'll see.
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