On Friday, Apple will release its larger iPhone 6 and one of the new features that was trumpeted during the keynote was Apple Pay. The feature, which uses NFC, allows you to pay for goods and services by linking the phone to your credit card. When shopping at a participating location, you tap your phone on a terminal and then pay for your product.
NFC has been around for years but has never really taken off in the US; many believe that Apple will finally be able to push the technology into mass consumer adoption with its new phone. More so, with NFC in the device, developers were hoping to make use of the new technology to build apps that are based around the feature.