NFC on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is locked?

NFC on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is locked?

Apple has finally added the very popular NFC chips into the latest hot models iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The two bigger phones are going to do more than just usual devices from Apple, they are now supporting the NFC.

NFC is a RFID technology that allows devices to recognise a signal transmitting very simple data. NFC is being widely used in a lot of ways such as being a Bluetooth replacement in specific phone models like android beam available in Samsung Galaxy Series. (Starting from Galaxy S4) NFC is also applied in security and door systems. Recently, NFC is also working on phones as a payment device.

Apple introduced their apple pay as a wallet replacement by utilising the Built-in NFC chips inside iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. However, cult of mac pointed out that the NFC chips will be restricted to use on apple pay. In other words, the NFC is locked and you can’t use it on any other things except apple pay (or maybe the passbook). Judging from the experience of TouchID on iPhone 5s a year ago, Apple only allowed the TouchID to be used in other developer application a year later. Hence, it is possible that NFC chips in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus will remain locked in the first year.


Source: Cult of Mac

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