Apple customers and fans have been bombarded with leaked images, specification, and even video of the forthcoming iPhone 6 throughout the year. Apple isn’t set to formally announce the device until next week (September 9), but that hasn’t slowed the deluge of reports and speculation, which has managed to increase further over the past couple of weeks with some fans already queuing up outside of stores. Among the slew of reports, the sixth iPhone will sport a near-field communications (NFC) chip.
If proven true next week, Apple’s adoption of NFC technology will be a rallying call to the mobile payments field, which Google has courted for several years. Indeed, Bloomberg reports that Apple is in talks with Mastercard and Visa on a mobile payments partnership. Though Google has worked within the NFC/mobile payment field for some time now, Apple’s late arrival could be the boost the industry needs.
Apple’s true plans will be revealed soon enough; in the meantime, conversation and hype will continue to permeate the Web.
Just waiting for this iphone 6 to exist
— K weezy (@Kenny_isthename) September 3, 2014
IPhone 6 better be worth my money they played me on the 5s?
— Eric Polo (@ericralphlauren) September 3, 2014
iPhone 6 will function as ‘mobile wallet’ following Apple deal with Visa http://t.co/q5BFDgB0ls This will speed adoption of all ewallets.
— Digital360.mobi (@DwayneAFerguson) September 3, 2014
While everyone is talking about the NFC chip in the #iPhone6 as it relates to mobile payments, I’m excited to see the chip’s other uses.
— Paul Greenstone (@paulgreenstone) September 3, 2014
There are no other #mobilepayments stories out there other than iPhone 6 speculation. Nothing else happening, apparently.
— tim green (@timgreen64) September 3, 2014
— márcus (@cudimonsterr) September 3, 2014
Can the iphone 6 come out already
— Ivory. (@young_teague2) September 3, 2014