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Here’s how Apple will attack mobile payments with the iPhone 6 and beyond

20
May
2014

Ever since Apple purchased AuthenTec in July 2012, people have been speculating about the world’s largest tech company doing something with mobile payments as it seeks to make the most out of its 800 million (and counting) iTunes accounts. With Apple publicly acknowledging mobile payments on an earnings call, it may wind up doing so with future iPhones that include Near Field Communications (NFC), a technology that’s been around for quite some time, but has never really taken off. In a research note to clients, Morgan Stanley analysts noted that mobile payments represents an enormous opportunity for Apple, as it seeks to boost revenues and improve user experience. “The company has historically been very good at integrating hardware and software,

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