Morgan Stanley: Apple's iPhone 6 Will Feature NFC For Mobile Payments

Morgan Stanley: Apple's iPhone 6 Will Feature NFC For Mobile Payments

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Rumors of Apple incorporating near field communication (NFC) surface about every year before the release of the next generation iPhone. We've already heard of one report from BrightWire that claims the iPhone 6 will sport NFC, however this time its investment firm Morgan Stanley that claims the next iPhone will feature NFC.

Analyst Craig Hettenbach points to possible licensing deals, patent filings and more as a basis to for this claim. So far, Apple's close-proximity focuses have centered around Wi-Fi and iBeacons, and company VPs have brushed off the idea of NFC before. However Morgan Stanley believes NFC is ready to 'take off,' and Apple could be the force that helps its adoption.

According to Morgan Stanley, Apple is choosing NFC for the key technology for its mobile payments system with NXP, a semiconductor company, likely providing the necessary components.

NXP is well positioned to participate in Apple’s mobile payments ecosystem. The company signed a licensing agreement with a customer in Q4’13, who we believe is Apple, related to its emerging ID business. A recent patent filing by Apple revealed potential use of NFC and secure element, which we think could be embedded. NXP has also accelerated R&D spend to support a new program related to the IP deal, with revenue expected in 2H, lining up well with the launch of iPhone 6. We see this potentially adding $250mn in sales and EPS of $0.25 in 2015.

Tim Cook admitted that one of the thoughts behind Touch ID was in fact mobile payments, and other company executives have shown interest in the mobile payment area.

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Morgan Stanley: Apple's iPhone 6 Will Feature NFC For Mobile Payments

Tony - May 20, 2014 at 3:38pm
Now you Apple trolls should shut up, they are copying Apple, what happened with one hand touch. its a load of crap. Now they are including NFC, let me guess its a new technology them came out with or a bigger screen thats innovated. I will bet anyone here that the next iPhone 6 will look if not the same as a ipod touch or htc... Wait and see! Apple is nothing more then 10000 years back in technology.. No 1080p panel no NFC so no nothing, by the time they come up with 1080p, the phones will be at 4K camera and screen.. Give me a break!
kamatits - May 20, 2014 at 3:47pm
When iPhone 1. Came it was innovation something new and latest on market. With very little updates on hardwere base and few tweak and new future on old iOS does count as innovation more like putting mackup on old lady to make it more beautiful.. Its time they should follow their innovation path and include latest hardwere and software combine innovation and change world or be greedy and fall on ass and let android fuck u all over! Because android not just changing way smartphone to be more smarter but more powerful too! Take it as hardware they have proxeaaore that we had in PC 5 yr ago ram and not just that software is improving lot! Google now! Saves lot of time reply text email and comment from just notifications saves time! Rather then opening app and replay. If you look at past shit android took ssheeps can't give a fck to admit, there is many to wake the hell up and learn shit reality's way below, facts are there to admit, why keep ignoring and defending? How about crawl back to where and clueless crap can accept myths, the back hole where every whore cum spewing gimmick every crawled out of.
Great! - May 20, 2014 at 3:48pm
It's all in the design and implementation. Samsung can copy Apple all they like but they always make the mistake of copying functionality in such a poor manner. Apple isn't always right either, but they are right more times than any other company in this game.
Krapatis - May 20, 2014 at 3:31pm
It's what's wrong with your uneducated ass, what progress is a side button? They finally put nfc in it just because others asked for it just like bigger screen, but what chance did others have, what about how perfect size is or a secured lag free os? Did you learn nothing about apples real progress compared to others? 3 things is not going to stop them, but what about what others stole, s voice from siri, front face camera, gold version phone, 64 bit feature, fingerprint scanner, camera flash?
kamatits - May 20, 2014 at 3:36pm
What about how it works first? How do you know shit that doesn't work the same yet? Btw if you read clearly with contacts it says "for mobile payments" not "wireless charging". Samsheep trolls never get facts straight.
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