Pictures of the aluminium mold which has been used to make cases for the iPhone 6 leaked onto the internet today. Thus , more about the latest design has been revealed.
MobileDirect.ro leaked the mould which is being used by various accessory manufacturers. This mould represents the general shape of the device and matches up to its size and physical features.
The mould also contains holes and depressions that allow it to be attached to the phone.
The iPhone 6 will be introducing Apple’s new plan to use NFC technology as the backbone for its mobile payments system.
Morgan Stanley has claimed that Apple is choosing NFC as the key technology. NXP, the semiconductor company will be the one providing the smartphone maker with the hardware. The two have already partnered up for the M7 chip which is found on the iPhone 6.
“NXP is well positioned to participate in Apple’s mobile payments ecosystem. The company signed a licensing agreement with a customer in Q4’13 who we believe is Apple, related to its emerging ID business,” Morgan Stanley wrote.
“A recent patent filing by Apple revealed potential use of NFC and secure element, which we think could be embedded,” they added.
The report has also stated that NXP has accelerated R&D investment to support a new program related to its IP deal “with revenue expected in 2H.” This is lining up perfectly with the iPhone release.
“We see this potentially adding $250mn in sales and EPS of $0.25 in 2015,” the firm has stated.
According to a recent report from BrightWire, Apple will integrate NFC and also struck a deal with China UnionPay to include its services into Passbook.
Both companies might also work together on a new mobile payment service that can be used for purchases in Apple Stores.