Published on August 8th, 2012 | by Den0
Coming soon? NFC Shopping App
Apple has just won a patent for a NFC (near field communication) enabled shopping app that could mark Apple’s entry into the mobile payment arena.
Items in the patent elude to the ability to scan bar-codes using your iPhone and then checkout electronically creating a virtual iWallet.
Rumours are that the actual payment would not be completed using NFC within the app, but would be somehow integrated into the Apple Passbook.
Apple Passbook will be a feature of the upcoming IOS 6 operating system, which according to multiple sources is to be launching on the new Iphone 5 sometime in September this year.