Apple may integrate NFC technology into iPhone 6 [Report]

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May 122014
 

BrightWire has reported that Apple may integrate Near Field Communication (NFC) technology into the iPhone 6.

Apple has made a deal with China UnionPay to incorporate the banking company’s s services into the Passbook app for mobile payments and the two companies are also working together to create another mobile payment method that will be used to make purchases in Apple Stores, according to source. Continue reading »

Apple hires NFC expert to manage mobile commerce, prepare to pay with your iPhone

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Aug 162010
 

Don’t look now, but things may be getting real on the pay-with-your-cell-phone front, as Cupertino’s hired a man with years of experience in enabling just that to finally get ‘er done. According to his LinkedIn profile, Benjamin Vigier is Apple’s new Product Manager of Mobile Commerce, immediately following his handiwork on PayPal Mobile, Sprint MyMoneyManager and the iPhone-based Starbucks Card. Before that, he spent two years heading SanDisk’s mobile commerce and near-field communication efforts and over a year doing NFC for Bouygues Telecom, so it’s not much of a stretch to imagine the futuristic concert tickets depicted in Apple’s recent patent applications might become reality before long. Either that, or he’ll wind up on a completely unrelated project, only to leave under mysterious circumstances later on.

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No Need Of Credit Card Pay With Your iPhone Using In2Pay Case

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May 182010
 

Visa has partnered with a company called DeviceFidelity to launch a new iPhone accessory that will enable users to make payments from their iPhone in much the same way as they do with their credit cards.

The new system, named In2Pay, will work at the several thousand retailers across US who allow the RFID-supported no-swipe payment system.

In a recently published media statement, Visa notes that the technology will work with the help of a microSD card that is equipped with a near-field communications chip. This microSD card needs to be connected to the iPhone using an In2Pay case that may be plugged to the iPhone’s dock connector. The chip will then be able to interact with Visa’s payment app on the user’s iPhone.

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