Apple scoops up major credit cards for new iPhone payment thing

2 September 2014

creditcards Visa, Mastercard and American Express have all been signed up to Apple's new payment system.

The iPhone 6 is going to include a new payments system allowing owners to pay in stores simply by tapping their phone on a reader.

And now it sounds like they've got the big guns on-board.

The iWallet app will allow users to pay for things like lattes and Wired magazine with their phones, using Near Field Communication (NFC), the technology is already widely used by credit cards for low cost payments.

The handset, which is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday 9th September, will come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes.

It is rumoured that it will also have a flexible, scratch-proof screen, which is good news for, well, everyone - especially you clumsy alcoholics who get in a lot of arguments where you feel the need to throw your phone around.

Apple is also expected to link the system to their iTunes store, which already holds customer's payment details, so you'll be buying Rene & Renato's Greatest Hits in no time.

Most phones already do it as well, but hey ho.

TOPICS:   Mobile   Credit Cards

2 comments

  • lee
    So what, my two year old windows phone already does that, hardly revolutionary.
  • AtillaTheHun
    Didn't Apple say NFC was pointless and they wouldn't bother with it? Maybe they didn't think iNFC (Which they invented first) was going to take off?

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