Apple introduced Apple Pay at their iPhone press event, and both the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with use NFC (Near Field Communication) for Apple Pay.
NFC can be used for a number of things, but it appears that use of NFC on the new iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6 will be restricted to Apple Pay.
The news comes from Cult of Mac, who received confirmation from Apple that the NFC chip in both of the new iPhone 6 models will be used solely for Apple’s new mobile payment system.
Apple did the same thing with its Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which cannot at the moment be used by developers, of course this could possibly change in the future, and Apple may also decide to open up NFC functions to developers on the new iPhone handsets some time in the future.
The NFC chip that Apple is using in the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has extended capabilities beyond Apple Pay, so Apple could allow developers to use the chip in the future.
We should have more details about Apple Pay when the new iPhone 6 launches, both models of the handset will go on sale this Friday the 19th of September.
Source Cult of Mac
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