An “Apple patent surfacing today reveals a new antenna structure that will combine NFC with Non-NFC communications to the same antenna,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “With Apple recently signing an e-Wallet deal with China UnionPay requiring NFC, Apple’s latest NFC invention may very well be making its way to the iPhone 6.”
“While there’s been some skepticism over Apple ever using NFC, it’s a fact that Apple has many patents on this technology and today a new one has surfaced under patent application number 20140139380,'” Purcher reports. “Apple’s filing states that the ‘antenna structures may be formed at opposing ends of an electronic device. The combining of circuitry may allow the near field communications circuitry and the non-near-field communications circuitry to be coupled to common antenna structures.”
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