The new iPhone prototype may include NFC (near field communication) capabilities, according to a new report from 9to5Mac.
The site has analysed data from two previous prototypes, and suggests that these control the ability for NFC controllers to be connected to a main power management unit.
The rumour comes just after Apple released a new Passbook app with iOS 6, which allows users to maintain control over coupons and online passes.
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But this isn’t the first time Apple has been rumoured to be working on NFC capabilities. The company even has a patent for something called “iWallet”, which would allow users to pay for goods using their phone.