It seems like rumours that Apple will bring NFC connectivity to its next flagship device, the oft-rumoured iPhone 6 expected to debut tomorrow will turn true, with the latest rumour suggesting that the company is equipping its stores as well as Disney stores with NFC sensors and upgraded iBeacon transmitters.
If Apple integrates NFC support with iPhone 6 as rumoured, users will be able to pay their bills using their smartphone. Although Apple is making efforts to make its own iBeacon sensors, it is said to be using the devices made by Gimbal currently. The updated version is said to be more accurate than the previous ones that has been in use until now.
It is also said that Apple has partnered with several companies including American Express, Visa and MasterCard to support mobile payments made through iPhone 6. Retailers like Nordstroms, Walgreens and CVS have also been trying to equip their stores with hardware to accept payments through NFC connectivity, according to rumours.
Earlier this year there were also rumours that Apple is trying to make deals with banks to lower the fee for transactions involving Apple devices to make payments.
However, Apple hasn’t commented on any of the reports and it remains to be seen whether or not Cupertino has plans to materialize any of these rumours.