iGotThis: The iPhone 6 Might Work as a Virtual Wallet

New reports claim that a new virtual wallet is almost certainly going to be one of the iPhone’s biggest new features. According to Re/Code, ”Apple has reached an agreement with American Express to work together on its new iPhone payments system” and the new feature will enable owners to make digital payments in physical stores without a credit or debit card.  Apple CEO Tim Cook has made no secret of his desire to do something innovative or creative with the 500 million+ iTunes accounts with connected credit cards at his company’s disposal, and the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S — the company’s current flagship smartphone, launched 12 months ago — was seen by many as the first step towards Apple moving into mobile payments, allowing consumers to use their handsets in lieu of a physical wallet, cash or credit card. In July, The Information reported that Apple had been in negotiations for some time with a host of credit card companies and retailers about bringing a virtual wallet service to the next iPhone, and in recent weeks reports have also surfaced claiming that the next iPhone will be the first to incorporate Near Field Technology (NFC), a form of secure wireless connectivity that is already used in a host of European debit and credit cards for making contactless, PIN-free, swipe-free, signature-free payments for smaller amounts. http://ift.tt/eA8V8J

Source: Yahoo Tech http://ift.tt/W1V3Jb

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