Report: Apple's Expanding Mobile Payment to Physical Goods

The Wall Street Journal is hearing rumours that Apple wants to expand its mobile payment capabilities beyond iTunes purchases, moving into the space dominated by names like Square, PayPal, and Google. Read More >>

Samsung Wallet is Apple's Passbook, on Android

Samsung has just announced its new Wallet mobile payment app at the Mobile World Congress and... and it looks a hell of a lot like Apple's Passbook. Read More >>

Apple: No NFC for You! Come Back, One Year! Maybe!

When is an NFC antenna not an NFC antenna? When it's reportedly attached to an iPhone 5. Contrary to recent speculation, Apple's newest handset will not feature an NFC payment system. Read More >>

PayPal Is Testing Out Mobile Payment at McDonald's Restaurants

Just as it was announced last week that Square will become the mobile payment platform for Starbucks going forward, PayPal now has revealed it too has designs on the fastfood/payment game—its conquest: McDonalds. Read More >>

Apple's New NFC Travel Patent Looks a Whole Lot Like Passbook

We've already seen Passbook, Apple's new mobile wallet solution that pulls all of your loyalty cards and tickets into one spot. It will debut in iOS 6, and now the company has earned a new patent for NFC travel check-ins, which is essentially the travel portion of what we know exists. Read More >>

Rumour: New iPhone Prototypes Have NFC

Recently Apple announced Passbook, a new mobile wallet that will debut in iOS. Its existence prompted speculation that future iPhones will include NFC — and now 9to5mac is reporting that new iPhone prototypes feature the technology. Read More >>


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