Apple NFC Rumors Return

Apple-iPhone5S-NFC-rumors-rfid-blogThe next iPhone, the so-called iPhone 5S, is expected to be launched on September. Recently a new round of rumors that the next iPhone will include NFC has begun to appear. The rumors are based on two sources, one in the U.S. and one in China.

The US source is an anonymous reader of PhoneArena who has told the blog that an entry has appeared in carrier Verizon’s database for “4G LTE nano NFC SIM cards”.

The second source is Sina Weibo blogger C Technology, who has posted photos of parts of what could be the next iPhone. The lines visible in the lower half of the image are being explained by some as belonging to an NFC antenna.

What do readers think? Are there any grounds here for thinking Apple might at last be planning to support NFC?