Video:  If Apple Makes A Move Into Mobile Payments, It Could Not Come At A Better Time

If Apple Makes A Move Into Mobile Payments, It Could Not Come At A Better Time

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Apple, the reports say, will add NFC technology to the iPhone 6, and it will debut a mobile wallet-style service that could include integrations with American Express, Visa and MasterCard and possibly PayPal to enable physical, in-store payments using the smartphone.

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