This has been happening for the past few years. Every time Apple is close to launching a new iPhone we hear rumors and predictions that it may come with NFC. The iPhone has never supported Near Field Communication, a technology that not only makes it easier to beam files between mobile devices but also make payments. Recently we’ve started hearing iPhone 6 NFC rumors and now there’s a prediction from a Morgan Stanley analyst about the same.
Bear in mind that analyst predictions are often hit or miss. There are times when they’re correct and there are times when they’re a long way off the mark. Since Apple doesn’t reveal anything about its future plans unfortunately the company’s fans have to make do with these predictions and rumors that come in every other day mostly from unverified and unofficial sources.
The analyst claims NXP is going to provide the necessary hardware for Apple to put NFC in the iPhone 6. NFC is said to be the “key technology” for Apple’s rumored mobile payments system. Rumor has it that Apple is building a new payments service which might become the largest of its kind if the company leans on hundreds of millions of its iTunes account holders that already have a credit card on file.
A report from Brightwire last week claimed that NFC is a done deal for the iPhone 6. Even though there appears to be consensus in the rumor mill at this point in time it can’t be entirely said for sure if NFC is indeed present in the next iPhone. We won’t know for sure until Apple unveils this year’s flagship.