Over the past couple of days, we have been hearing several rumors that suggests that the iPhone 6 could come with NFC. The last report we heard was where well-connected Apple blogger John Gruber hinted at the possibility of NFC. Now if you are still skeptical, and rightfully so, another report from the Financial Times (via MacRumors) has “confirmed” NFC as a feature of the iPhone 6.
The report claims that the NFC technology that will be making its way into the iPhone 6 will be provided by Dutch company NXP Semiconductors. NXP is a company that has been known for their NFC chips so we guess it does not come as a complete surprise to think that they could be supplying Apple with the technology.
In fact recent photos of the iPhone 6’s alleged logic boards have revealed a spot on the board in which NXP’s PN65 NFC chip would fit perfectly in. However it was speculated back then that it could be for any other component or perhaps a redesigned existing component and not necessarily of the NFC variety.
Either way all this talk of NFC is supposedly to help facilitate Apple’s mobile payment system which they have apparently been working on for a while now. Take it with a grain of salt for now but do check back with us on the 9th of September for the details!