Could NFC Be Coming To The iPhone 6?
NFC has been a feature that has been long-rumored to make its way into the iPhone, although to date we have not seen anything like that yet. However could it be that the iPhone 6 will finally incorporate the technology? Well according to a report from BrightWire citing sources familiar with the matter. The report also notes that s services integrated into Passbook.
It’s an interesting claim because a couple of years ago, Apple’s Phil Schiller was not particularly enamored by the technology, although it was only last month that an analyst suggested that Apple was finally considering the technology. Notably, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted last month that Apple would integrate NFC chips into the next-generation iPhone alongside a host of other features.
This could be in line with other rumors that hints that Apple could also be interested in a mobile payment system of their own, which will be possibly tied to the Touch ID fingerprint sensor currently found in the iPhone 5s and reportedly headed for the iPhone 6 and next-generation iPads. It is also possible that Apple combines its existing Touch ID fingerprint scanner and NFC technology into the home button, as the company filed for a patent detailing such a system last September.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 in two sizes of 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches later this year, with the smaller version of the phone launching ahead of the larger model. Aside from a larger display, the iPhone 6 will likely feature a thinner profile, a faster A8 processor, and an improved camera in the form of image stabilization. Apple is also said to be negotiating with carriers for a $100 price increase on the iPhone 6.
Of course all of this is just a rumor for now, but what do you guys think? After hearing about NFC and the iPhone for the past few years, could it finally be that Apple will be incorporating the technology into their mobile devices? Much like how Apple could finally be releasing phones with larger displays? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.