Apple has plans for NFC that go beyond Apple Pay

Apple has plans for NFC that go beyond Apple Pay
After years of speculation, Apple this year baked NFC support into the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. The reason,. of course, was to enable these phones to work with Apple Pay, the manufacturer's new mobile payment service. But Apple has other plans for the NFC connectivity offered with its new smartphone models.

A report published Monday states that Apple is talking with other companies about using the NFC capabilities on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as a way to allow entry into high security facilities, or as a replacement for tickets to sporting events. There is even talk about using the iPhone's NFC chip as a way to allow entry through public transit turnstiles. One partnership has already been announced with Starwood Hotels, which will allow guests with the Apple Watch to use the timepiece as a room key. This, however, will employ Bluetooth connectivity instead of NFC.

With some retailers backing out of Apple Pay, having other uses for the NFC connection offered by Apple's new iPhones could more than make up for any lost opportunity on Apple's part.

source: TheInformation via 9to5Mac, BGR

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