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NFC on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to be for Apple Pay Only

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MacRumors writes today that the NFC (near field communication) capabilities of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will only be available for the Apple Pay mobile payment feature, and not for use in any third-party apps.

According to the initial report from Cult of Mac, an Apple spokeswoman confirmed this to them as fact, but would not comment on what future plans Apple might have for NFC on the iPhone. This could mean that this is only a temporary measure, and that Apple could in future open up the service to third-party apps, just as happened with the advent of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor last year.

Initially, this service was also restricted to iTunes purchases and unlocking your device, but Apple announced this year at the WWDC that developers would be able to use Touch ID when creating their iOS 8 apps.

When Apple Pay launches next month it will only be available in the US initially.

Source: MacRumors
 
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