Apple Confirms iPhone 6 NFC Chip is Restricted to Apple Pay

Apple Confirms iPhone 6 NFC Chip is Restricted to Apple Pay

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The NFC chip in the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is restricted to Apple Pay, meaning developers won't be able to make utilize it in their apps.

The news was confirmed to The Verge by an Apple spokesperson.

Following a report from Cult of Mac, Apple has confirmed to The Verge that its NFC chip in the iPhone 6 is restricted to Apple Pay, the company’s new mobile payments platform. That means pairing to Bluetooth speakers or exchanging contacts, URLs, and photos with a tap won’t work initially.

Notably, this could change with a future software update. Apple initially restricted TouchID with the launch of iOS 7; however, it has now opened it up to developers with iOS 8.

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Apple Confirms iPhone 6 NFC Chip is Restricted to Apple Pay
Wayne - September 16, 2014 at 10:14pm
NFC is not new.. i live here in japan about 75% of their phones already use NFC... and you can use it with any payment system that you set up not just apple.
Zer0_Evasi0n - September 16, 2014 at 9:05pm
It may be locked down by default in the OS so other Devs can't utilize it, but it is definitely held somewhere in the system and I'm sure that with the jailbreak, we can make use of it the way it was intended.
Branoski - September 16, 2014 at 7:30pm
These people are so lame...!!!! I was a iphone user since 2G all the way until 5. But I've grown tired of the hold back they got. They have no respect to their costumers and they become cheap!! Unlike others companies who prefer to put the latest technologies in their equipment no matter the sales vs cost. Me?? I changed to Android and I belive I'm going to be an Andriod for a long, long time.!!
kapnkirk24 - September 16, 2014 at 7:35pm
Good for you. Meanwhile you have all that tech with no use for it. I hope you truly are happy with what you have.
Gcool - September 17, 2014 at 8:32am
But u still read iPhone news like this here. So funny. Go to android blogs.
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