Is the AT&T iPhone 6 SIM NFC capable?

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

  1. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    Like the title says. Does anyone know?

    The SIMs in the iPhone 6 have the blue ribbon like this.

    But NFC SIMs should be gray like in this diagram.
  2. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    The iPhone isn't like Android phones. On the iPhone, the SIM has nothing to do with NFC.
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    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


    Dec 8, 2009
    Yes I got the same message. Tech Support said it might be related to NFC as well.
  5. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    The secure element is built into the iphone, so I don't think it matters
  6. kdarling, Sep 22, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2014

    kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    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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