iPhone 6 Will Have NFC: Morgan Stanley

From FinExtra

 In a group report, the bank’s Katy Huberty says: “Mobile payments is a major opportunity for Apple to improve user experiences and potentially add a new revenue stream.”

Huberty’s colleague Craig Hettenbach predicts that NFC will be a core part of Apple’s assault on payments, citing the recent patent filings by the company and the emergence of Host Card Emulation, which would let Apple break free from wireless operators. 

He also notes that the new mPOS system Apple is rolling out in its stores includes a VeriFone-made iPhone sleeve that is equipped for NFC, and highlights recent reports of a contactless payments agreement with China UnionPay.


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