Apple Pay card enrollment strictly for 6 and 6 Plus?


nathanalf

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Does the 5s have nfc?
Nope. The 6 & 6 Plus are the only phones that have it. Apple Watch will also include NFC and Apple Pay functionality, and they have said that you need to have a 4S or newer to use the watch. So the 4S, 5 and 5S can all theoretically use Apple Pay as long as they also have an Apple Watch.
 

nouveau-apple

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Sounds complicated. I assume you can since on the 5s the Passbook app is updated with a credit card icon.
 

madsci954

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I guess we'll find out in the coming days.

Nope. The 6 & 6 Plus are the only phones that have it. Apple Watch will also include NFC and Apple Pay functionality, and they have said that you need to have a 4S or newer to use the watch. So the 4S, 5 and 5S can all theoretically use Apple Pay as long as they also have an Apple Watch.
Slight correction, 4s is not supported. You need a 5 or newer to work with Apple Watch.
 

nouveau-apple

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You have to have the watch to use it? That's weird. That's expensive. So what do you do, do have to have the watch on and that's it? It will pick up the signal?
 

Rigby

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Potentially. The 5s does not have NFC so it could not make payments in stores, however, it does have Touch ID and could make payments within apps.
I'd be very surprised if the 5S allowed you to enroll cards in Passbook, since it has no Secure Element (which is where the 6 stores the card token and the key for generating one-time codes).