NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Today’s top Apple stories include speculation about Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, a The New York Times report on Apple Store employees, and talk that Yelp’s check-in service will be integrated into Apple Maps.
When Apple announced Passbook as part of iOS 6 at its recent Worldwide Developers’ Conference, many speculated that it marked be Apple’s entry into the digital wallet space. Jim Peters, the chief technology officer at SITA believes Apple may incorporate NFC, a mobile payment technology, into the next iPhone.
“Who is thinking of the user? Apple. They don’t argue about it with anybody. They came out with Passbook last week, which is an electronic wallet that they are going to start putting stuff on,” Peters is reported to have said at the Air Transport IT Summit in Brussels, Germany. …
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