Apple is notoriously famous for being a late bloomer when it comes to adding new hardware features to its iPhone lineup. Still, we must admit that in most of these cases, the late adoption of certain technology has allowed Apple to find smarter ways to use it. We’ve been using NFC on Android smartphones for years, and more rumors point to Apple doing the same with the iPhone 6.
Leaked photos of the iPhone 6 printed circuit board (PCB) show us that it’s not only growing in size, but it’s also growing in the antennas it will support. The sources claim that the extra connectors found in the logic board will allow the company to bring WiFi 802.11ac and NFC connectivity to the iPhone 6. The source also claims that this logic board fits the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, so we don’t have to worry about these features being exclusive to the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 that’s being rumored.
WiFi 802.11ac is definitely a great addition to the iPhone, so long as you own a router that supports the technology. What we’re still not sure about is how Apple plans to use NFC. The company has been reluctant to support mobile payment services, but with the recent enhancements in Touch IDtechnology, it could be that the company has just figured out a safer way to help you pay for things.