Monday, 1 September 2014

Apple to shake hands with top payment firms for iPhone 6 wallet?

New reports suggest Apple has teamed up with credit card firm American Express for its new mobile payments system.
The rumoured NFC-powered wallet platform is expected to land with the iPhone 6, and should be announced on the 9th September.
The information comes from Recode, with the site revealing that American Express is just one of several partners Apple execs are expected to be wooing.
Earlier this summer, a report by The Information speculated that Apple was in talks with Visa over the mobile payment platform, which we'd say is fairly assured.
The new system will allow iPhone 6 users to pay for goods in shops with their handset. While NFC payments aren't quite a global phenomenon just yet, progressive locations like London have seen wide-scale adoption of the tech.
Just last week, Wired reported that sources 'familiar with the matter' were sure Apple would be launching an e-wallet.
The article read 'in fact, that platform will be one of the hallmark features of the device when its unveiled on September 9. We're told the solution will involve NFC.'
Apple's already snagged a number of e-wallet patents, circuit-board space for the NFC chip, and has picked up a bunch of new hires relating to mobile walletry.
Tech rumourers have long been heralding Apple's mobile payment system, with a speculated 'secure element' for the payment system, similar to the one that houses the sensitive TouchID data found in the iPhone 5S.
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