Apple iPhone 6 to feature NFC connectivity and wireless charging

Apple iPhone 6 to feature NFC connectivity and wireless charging
A source close to the Apple iPhone 6 says that the device is going to have NFC connectivity when launched. In addition, the iPhone 6 will offer wireless charging, improved antennas and a larger screen. The NFC connectivity will allow the iPhone to be used for mobile payments. Apple could join the Isis mobile payments system co-owned by Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T. In fact, a special case is already available for the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4s that adds NFC support and allows the phones to be used to make an Isis mobile payment.

The Apple iPhone 6 will also support faster data speeds. While the iPhone 5 range supports a Category 4 LTE radio with speeds as fast as 150Mbps, iPhone 6 is expected to have support for Category 6 LTE, or 300Mbps. And while the source says that wireless charging will be part of the iPhone 6, we  are not informed about which standard Apple will use. The iPhone 6 will feature a surface underneath the shell, which will connect to an inductive charging surface for energy transfer.

The larger screen for the iPhone 6, rumored to be 4.7 inches, takes up more of the real estate on the front of the phone. The border that surrounds the iPhone screen is smaller on the next iteration of the smartphone. Speaking of the screen, the source says that it will have a new scratch-resistant glass. That could mean that a sapphire glass screen is coming.

As for the size of the screen, we could see an increase in the resolution from the current 640 x 1136 to 960 x 1704. This would allow the aspect ratio to remain the same 16:9 seen on the Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 5c and Apple iPhone 5s. On a 4.7 inch screen, the pixel density would be 416ppi. On the rumored 5.5 inch phablet, the pixel density would work out to 356ppi.

With a story like this, you need to cast a cynical eye on the story and take it with the usual grain of salt. If you need two grains to keep you centered, that is okay too.

Thanks for the tip!

source: VentureBeat

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118 Comments

1. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Brace yourselves. "Apple is a copycat" posts are coming.

2. express77 unregistered

I would say, "Be ready to pay 100$s more."

35. sgodsell

Posts: 7428; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They had to put NFC in there smart phones, considering they are the only smartphone OEM left who didn't offer NFC. I also heard rumors of 2gb of ram.

55. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They aren't, these are just rumors based on nothing but dreams. Any NFC in the phone would have apis or mention of some kind in the iOS 8 (and people are already sifting through that). Until that comes out there is no NFC most likely. Wireless charging is kind of garbage right now so that really doesn't matter anyway. Until they get true wireless charging like A4WP style stuff, there is no need to have any wireless charging at all. Plus I don't think Qi works through metal so that's out.

64. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Any NFC in the phone would have apis or mention of some kind in the iOS 8..." True.

111. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I smell a infc lawsuit in the near future.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Brace yourselves when you hear the price of both model iPhones....

32. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Brace yourselves when you hear for how much you can sell your used iPhone.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31275; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said, some fandroids don't realize iPhones are the most valuable phones, and have the highest resale value. #14 is notorious for his lack of knowledge.

50. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

There are more iPhones being sold second hand than Galaxies and Xperias combined. Guess who made the wrong decision to buy a useless phone?

56. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Guess who made the wrong decision??? The people trying to sell their phone, which you claim is the iPhone mainly. Really though I can understand where you are coming from. It is really important to be able to sell that iPhone once you have it because that is all you will want to do after using it. Then you can buy a cheaper second hand Galaxy or Xperia....and not resell it.

69. Sauce unregistered

Every time a new iPhone comes out, I sell my current one for X amount and use that money to buy a new phone, only spending 100 bucks out of my own pocket. Go figure.

72. darkkjedii

Posts: 31275; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude, no matter what you say, these simple close minded fandroids will counter it for arguments sake. It is known worldwide, on all 3rd party sites, and stores that iPhones are more valuable, and have higher resale/trade in value. When I got my 5s, AT&T was gonna let me trade in my 5 for $336, but I sold it on Craigslist for $420. Coulda got $450, but someone had cash rite on the spot. They know what phones are the most valuable, and can simply google it, but would rather argue than face fact. Piss these fools off Sauce, they deserve to be poked and prodded.

107. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well yea, antiques have quite a bit of value. For about $200 dollars plus your old antique iPhone 5, you can get the cutting edge of 2010 (iPhone 5s). This year though is the real treat, you can actually get to the cutting edge features of 2012 for only $200 plus your iPhone 5s.

89. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

IPhones hold values due to Apple with their egoistic When carriers and shop outlets sells iPhone no one makes profit except Apple greedy slums make over 200% profit Never herd of a tech company making billions of profit selling overpriced POS subpar mediocre feature phone device along with it's halfbaked platform till io7 copying Android, and know fully ripped of from KitKats features Wtf holy Christmas Apple just milked out millions in profit just by cracked screen, holy moly cow made millions milking iZombies just for cracked screen. Lmfao dimwits

113. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

In order to resell a device it means there is a high second-hand demand for it. That strong demand translates to high resale value. Galaxies do alright in the second-hand market, but Xperias...well I'm sure you can turn it into a recycling program or find a nice drawer to put it in.

53. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Maybe in your country apple is worship as a god. But here in Asia we don't care if it has an apple logo. All the choices are here . All smartphones not to mentioned smart buyers .

76. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

We'll see how they hold up once a bigger screened version is out. I suspect they lose value faster then previous models did.

52. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

$850 for 16gb and $950 for 32gb and the only thing they add is NFC and .7 inch of screen and a wireless charging . Wow so revolutionary. Wow so apple.

124. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

EXACTLY. NFC, Wireless charging, 4.7 & 5.5 Inch Screens: Great specs on LAST year's Android Flagship phones that are still Great; but Android phones that you can buy now for about $300... AND the iCHUMPS are drooling for the chance to be "wallet-raped" for these SAME specs for $900+...

20. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

No, you meant to say This....changes....everything....

29. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Wireless charging on iPhone? Qi wireless charging is incompatible with metal phones So brace ourselves for plastic iPhone 6?

49. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Who said theyll be using Qi? Of course they'll be using their own

65. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LOL! Do you know any other inductive wireless charging?

116. g2a5b0e unregistered

You are clearly not aware that there are many wireless charging standards. Qi does not stand alone.

120. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

True! And that's why I didn't asked him if he knows any other standard. I was talking about principle using which electromagnetic power is transferred.

59. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Lumia 930 and 925 r metal phones and have Qi wireless charging.

60. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The 930 and 925 both have plastic backs, so that's why they are compatible

110. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Welcome to 2010 Ifans.

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I hear when the Apple iPhone 6 is charging, it will hover a small distance over the charging pad and a soft white light will illuminate the area below the phone. When it's done charging, the iPhone will make a cute little "landing" sound, like a small spaceship in a cartoon, gently settle down on the charging pad, and then turn the hover/charge light off.

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