An article, released by the fudzilla, reported that the next iterations of the iPhone, could finally incorporate NFC technology. Apple at present has still not released anything concrete about the issue. However, Apple's iOS engineers are currently in the midst of developing apps that include NFC reading for the purpose of mobile transactions.
However, similar observations were made in the past as where anonymous sources within Apple have claimed that the succeeding generations of iPhones would feature NFC. This quote was obtained by the New York Times prior to the launch of the iPhone 4S. However, there have been hints indicating that Apple could finally be joining the NFC bandwagon. A recent interview with MasterCard suggests that they would soon be partnering with a major smartphone manufacturer with the ability to advance its foothold in the wireless transactions territory. Apple is not directly mentioned in the interview but MasterCard's intentions for partnering with a major player in the mobile space have been made clear.
Should these rumours be true, and it looks increasingly likely that it might be, NFC payments might receive the boost that it needs to become a true ubiquitous form of payment.
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