Apple iPhone 6 NFC chip

iPhone 6 Has NFC Chip According to A Device Teardown

Russian tech site gets an iPhone 6 early, decides to show off its insides

Apple’s iPhone 6 is expected to be unveiled on September 9th, with a release later this year, and we fully expect it to launch alongside a new payment service from the white fruited company.

But people have wondered how Apple would manage to bring payments to a system that has never adopted the most standardised method of mobile payments, NFC. Well, in a new teardown video of a supposed iPhone 6 from Russian YouTube user Rozetked reveals how the Washington-based company are planning to bring payments to the masses.

The video, which is entirely in Russian (sorry all you non-Russian speakers), shows a device very similar to other leaked images of supposed iPhone 6 units. Rozetked then begins to dismantle the phone, comparing it to its predecessor and shows that there’s an NFC chip inside the unit.

The NFC chip is actually the iconic Apple logo on the back of the unit, and looks to be how Apple would facilitate payments using the device.

While this gives us little insight into how it plans to run a payments service or mobile wallet, it does mean that it’s finally bitten the bullet and taken the NFC plunge – legitimising it as a payments method for the future.

For now, enjoy the video of an in-depth look at the iPhone 6 and let us know how you think Apple could bring payments to the masses when they announce their new iOS 8 software on September 9th.

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