There have been rumors suggesting that Apple could be (finally) introducing NFC to the iPhone 6. Of course it remains to be seen if that will actually happen, but according to a report from 9to5Mac, it will because they claim that they have heard that Apple has recently begun to roll out NFC readers and updated versions of its iBeacon transmitters to their stores and Disney Stores ahead of the iPhone 6’s announcement.
Disney’s stores are expected to receive new credit card machines that will apparently support NFC, which is the technology that Apple is expected to use to help facilitate NFC payments with iPhone. There updated iBeacon transmitters are said to be made by Gimbal and are apparently more accurate than the previous models Apple has used.
So far we have heard the rumors that Apple has managed to partner with several big retailers as well as credit cards to support their mobile payment services. For example in terms of credit cards, the major companies such as American Express, Visa, and MasterCard are said to be on board.
Retailers such as Nordstroms, Walgreens, and CVS are also said to be on board and have been rumored to support Apple’s mobile payment services. Earlier rumors have also claimed that Apple has managed to land some kind of deal with the banks that will lower the transaction fee involved when using credit cards with their services. Either way take it with a grain of salt for now, but check back with us on the 9th of September for the details!