Aug 29 Apple Inc is working with Dutch
chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure
near-field communications (NFC) technology into the next iPhone,
which would enable the smartphone users to pay by touch, the
Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's
NXP will provide the secure near-field communications chips
that will allow an iPhone to connect with payment terminals or
ticketing systems, the daily reported. (on.ft.com/VRN8xK)
NFC technology allows a smartphone to communicate wirelessly
with other devices by tapping them together.
Apple has invited media to a "special event" in its hometown
of Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, when the iPhone maker is
expected to unveil the latest versions of its best-selling
Both Apple and NXP were not immediately available for
comment outside regular business hours.
(Reporting by Arnab Sen in Bangalore)