Apples iPhone 6 NFC chip is locked to Apple Pay
See the original posting on The Verge
Apples move to integrate NFC in its latest iPhone 6 seemed like the perfect way to push the technology even further to the masses, but Apples implementation isnt going to be as open as Android and Windows Phone equivalents. Following a report from Cult of Mac, Apple has confirmed to The Verge that its NFC chip in the iPhone 6 is restricted to Apple Pay, the companys new mobile payments platform. That means pairing to Bluetooth speakers or exchanging contacts, URLs, and photos with a tap wont work initially.
Theres still hope for the future though. Apple restricted its Touch ID fingerprint sensor in a similar way for the iPhone 5S, but the company has opened it up to third-party developers with iOS 8. While NFC is restricted to…