NFC chip from NXP confirmed for Apple’s ‘iPhone 6’

“With rumors claiming the iPhone 6 will include a near field communications (NFC) chip from NXP to potentially support a mobile payments initiative from Apple flying in recent days, the existence of the chip now appears to have been confirmed,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors. “Luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk [Instagram page], which has shared a number of claimed parts from the iPhone 6 in recent weeks, has now gotten its hands on a complete logic board for the device.”

Slivka reports, “The firm has shared a few photos of the logic board with Sonny Dickson, revealing the board’s NFC chip from NXP.”

Read more, and see the photos in the full article here.

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  1. I hear a lot about NFC and payment systems. Does NFC in an iPhone 6 mean enhanced connectivity with non-payment related systems? For example, would an iPhone 6 NFC chip be useful to connect to NFC enabled bluetooth audio receivers?

  2. This always made sense to me. Never got the “Apple doesn’t need NFC cuz they got iBeacons” crowd. Why not do both? Who ever said NFC couldn’t make iBeacons even stronger?

    Some need to stop creating excuses for Apple’s shortcomings. No, 3.5 inches wasn’t the perfect screen size. Yes, NFC can be highly useful. When an Apple hater brags about some feature that isn’t found on an iDevice or Mac, the answer is to shrug your shoulders and say “Eh, maybe someday and when it comes it’ll be amazing.”

    1. I would not consider them Apple’s shortcomings. Apple could’ve easily added NFC or larger screens at any point in time if they wanted. These are not difficult things to implement. What Apple does, that others do not, is think about the entire experience of including specific features or technologies.

      NFC means tighter security and painless transactions.

      Larger screens usually mean larger devices … and making the UX a little more usable when some interface elements might be out of reach.

      Furthermore, iBeacons has nothing to do with making payments… it’s simply a location/proximity technology. It cannot be used to transfer any kind of data – all it can contain is a unique ID that is interpreted by the application listening for it.

    2. They were waiting until there was a viable reason for them to include the technology. Now that NFC is a fundamental part of the mobile payment arena in China, they have a reason. I know many Android users, and not one of them has ever used their NFC or even mentioned it in my presence. I doubt that most smartphone users even know what NFC is or what it can do for them.

      1. Along those same lines … not only have I never heard any of my Android touting friends ever tell me that they have actually used their NFC radio in their phone for any purpose, a few of them have been with me at a store when I used my NFC chip on my Visa to pay for something by waving it over the card reader. When they asked how I did that, I asked them to pull their credit / debit card out of their wallet, and showed them they had the same thing on their cards too. NFC is everywhere, and no one uses it.

  3. OMFG this could get ugly. I hope Apple do the security right. I consider NFC chips more dangerous than useful. The hype Hype HYPE made about this is outrageous.

    [Insert my usual lecture about how NFC is crap HERE].

    I hope the chips make someone happy. 😛 If Apple does it right, they’ll merely be a source of benign data, NOT our identity.

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