RUMOR: NFC payment systems coming to Apple Retail Stores

“While it seems that most are flipping a coin as to whether or not the upcoming iPhone will have NFC capabilities, BGR has just been given some information from multiple Apple sources that could possibly sway the argument in favor of an imminent NFC-capable iPhone,” Jonathan S. Geller reports for BGR.

Geller reports, “We have a feeling Apple’s 10th anniversary plans might put a few pieces of the puzzle in place, but one of our sources also believes that NFC payment processing capabilities are among the enhancements that will be brought about by the new gear.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. I certainly don’t see why Apple wouldn’t be able to toss an NFC chip in next year’s version iPhone. I’m not sure why these analysts keep ruling it out unless they don’t think that Apple isn’t ready to take advantage of it fully. Since this NFC Apple Retail usage rumor is just a rumor, it again may amount to nothing.

    1. IMHO the problem isn’t with Apple waffling. The problem is the fact that NFC technology is NOT ready for prime time and Apple know it. In its present beta-quality state it will be more of a bane than a blessing. It’s total shite when it comes to serious security. Run the hell away.

  2. If they get NFC readers in the store, I wonder if my bank card will work with it, since it has such a chip in it already.

    When I go to Longs Drugs, I just wave my debit card at the box at the cashier’s, the lights flash, the bell goes ding and I walk out with my purchase. No signatures, no PIN entry.

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