Could Apple Reveal An iPhone with NFC?

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Tonight (September 9th) Apple are rumoured to be unveiling their next iteration of iPhones.

One model is rumoured to be an incremental upgrade known as the iPhone 5s, and another is the rumoured iPhone 5c – a cheaper model to help Apple ensure a wide spread.

However, it's not quite known if there will be NFC technology in either of these phones, after all, the iPhone 5 didn't feature this technology at all. This could mean that it's inclusion is more likely this time around as NFC adoption has grown in the last year, but Apple aren't ones to ride on the same wave as everybody else.

One rumour that's hitting the world, and alludes to NFC adoption, is the much touted biometrics sensor located in the iPhone's home button.

If included, alongside NFC, this would provide an incredibly secure contactless payments system for smartphones. It would also undoubtedly mean that NFC technology skyrockets into popularity as the tech-wielding masses who are largely unaware of what NFC has been able to do for years on alternative platforms can do for them and their new iPhone.

Apple would be somewhat foolish to not include a piece of NFC technology, especially as more and more Android and Windows phones and tablets are taking it up and NFC is spreading more and more around the world; becoming especially popular in the UK and UAE.

If they're not careful, they'll end up being left behind.


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