iPhone 6 to Feature NFC and Secure Enclave for Credit Cards, iWatch May As Well

iPhone 6 to Feature NFC and Secure Enclave for Credit Cards, iWatch May As Well

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Daring Fireball's John Gruber has hinted that the upcoming iPhone 6 will feature NFC support and a secure enclave that would store credit card information. He also suggests that the iWatch may as well.

Earlier this month, Gruber said that Apple would be announcing a wearable device in September. After the statement was picked up by the press he pulled back alleging that the prediction was just a joke. Now it appears that his 'joke' was not a joke and Apple is really planning to unveil a wearable device on September 9th.

Today Gruber continued with his 'jokes' corroborating multiple reports that the iPhone 6 will support NFC and feature a secure enclave for sensitive information.

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.

Gruber also suggests the iWatch may have payment capabilities as well.

Follow-up joke: It would be cool, and would make a lot of sense, if the new wearable thing had the same magic payment apparatus.

Apple's making big preparations for its September 9th event. Stay tuned to iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for all the updates.

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iPhone 6 to Feature NFC and Secure Enclave for Credit Cards, iWatch May As Well
Nat - August 29, 2014 at 10:35am
We get it with the NFC business but how much more posts are their going to be?
Great! - August 29, 2014 at 5:51am
Haha! Good one! And did you hear the one about how the new phones will make use of the sensors to detect a drop and activate the vibration motor to correct the fall so that the phone will land in such a way to reduce damage? That's why the buttons and camera rings and other parts will use Liquid Metal to act as impact points.
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