iPhone 6 will reportedly feature NFC and Apple’s own mobile payments platform

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Apple has long resisted adding NFC to the iPhone, but it appears the company will finally be embracing the technology as part of a huge push into mobile payments planned to coincide with the launch of iPhone 6. Wired reports that Apple’s next smartphone(s) will feature an all-new mobile payments platform that will compete directly with Google Wallet, the carrier-backed Isis service (which is still due to undergo a rebranding), and other alternatives.

NFC — short for Near Field Communication — will reportedly be part of that strategy, though other specifics about Apple’s plan to help consumers replace their wallets with iPhone remain unclear. In July, The Information reported that Apple was actively holding talks with credit card…

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