Is the AT&T iPhone 6 SIM NFC capable?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ToroidalZeus, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

    ToroidalZeus

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    Like the title says. Does anyone know?

    The SIMs in the iPhone 6 have the blue ribbon like this.
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    But NFC SIMs should be gray like in this diagram.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone isn't like Android phones. On the iPhone, the SIM has nothing to do with NFC.
     
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

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    When I transferred my SIM from my 5s to the 6, I got a text message saying I needed to replace the SIM to activate "all features." I was already getting LTE, so perhaps it has something to do with this.
     
  4. ToroidalZeus thread starter macrumors 68020

    ToroidalZeus

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    Yes I got the same message. Tech Support said it might be related to NFC as well.
     
  5. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    The secure element is built into the iphone, so I don't think it matters
     
  6. kdarling, Sep 22, 2014
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    kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    If you're talking about Google Wallet, it doesn't need a special SIM either. It originally used an embedded Secure Element (SE) just like Apple Pay does. Now it needs neither.(*)

    As for other wallet apps like Isis (now Softcard) or non-US wallets, they do often come on NFC SIMs (that is, SIMs with a Secure Element). But that's true for all phones at this point.

    (*) Well, except that Google Wallet currently only allows payments if you have a U.S. SIM, same as Apple Pay for now.
     

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