New iPhone Pics – Near-Field Chip Incorporated? *Update*

Couple of new photos have emerged which may potentially be the innards of the ‘new iPhone’.  The images show what could possibly be a near-field chip (NFC) inside.  The chip has been rumoured for a while now, and if implemented, would allow the user to instantly purchase items at selected stores without the need for credit card transactions.  Neat idea, as long as enough vendors take it up.

*Update 29/8/12*

Apparently there’s NO NFC in the new iPhone.  One report says there’s no need for it, especially as Apple’s ‘Passbook’ system will do away with the need for a custom chip.