Near-Field Communications Payments Could Turn iPhone And iPad Into 'iWallet'

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 22:51
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Near-Field Communications Payments Could Turn iPhone And iPad Into 'iWallet'

Apple is reportedly building the NFC technology into the iPad 2 and iPhone 5. It also reports that Apple is working on the payment infrastructure behind the scenes necessary for actually making payments with an iOS device.

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Starbucks recently adopted cell-phone payment system, but it does not use NFC.

So word that Apple is pushing ahead with NFC technology is a big deal, representing the first major-company embrace of NFC, which has been adopted outside the US.

 

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