NFC Mobile Payments In Both iWatch And iPhone 6

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As we reported a few days ago Apple is said to have finally included NFC and mobile payment capability into the iPhone 6. Now reports are indicating that NFC mobile payments will also be coming to the iWatch. If this is true this one feature could be the thing that separates Apple’s wearable from the rest of the pack. Motorola released their Moto 360 at a reasonable $249 price point and Apple’s price point is rumored to be $399. But is NFC mobile payments worth that much? Rumor also points to there being more than one model of iWatch available, so perhaps there will be an non-NFC version that could match or come close to the Moto 360 pricing.

The smartwatch would be offered in two sizes, each featuring a curved organic light-emitting diode screen, those people familiar with the device said. It will include sensors to track and monitor health and fitness data, the people said.

But don’t count Motorola, Samsung and LG out just yet. The iWatch isn’t expected to be sold until next year as Apple is still working out production issues and that gives the competition time for 2nd generation offerings to match or exceed what Apple is producing. What do you think of possible NFC mobile payments in the iWatch? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

  Source: WSJ

Featured image courtesy (not actual Apple watch).

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