Apple’s iWallet mobile payment system has been in the making for a number years and according the latest report from Wired, Apple is set to their mobile payment platform with the iPhone 6. Apple has purposely avoided jumping on the Near Field Communication (NFC) bandwagon preferring to wait for the technology to mature.
According to Wired:
[su_quote]The company’s next iPhone will feature its own payment platform, sources familiar with the matter told WIRED. In fact, that platform will be one of the hallmark features of the device when it’s unveiled on September 9. We’re told the solution will involve NFC.[/su_quote]
I believe that the use of NFC in for mobile payment in the iPhone 6 will be in addition to other solution such as iBeacon which will spearhead the mobile payment revolution.
Now John Gruber has added to the NFC speculation with his post:
[su_quote]I’ve been working on a new joke — about NFC and a new secure enclave where you can store your credit cards, so you can pay for things at brick and mortar retail stores just by taking out your iPhone, but only if it’s one of the new iPhones — but no one seems to get my sense of humor.[/su_quote]