According to a leaked press release Apple iPhone users will soon be able to use their app-tastic iPhones for contactless payment.
Web site NFC World spotted the release from Visa and DeviceFidelity on the MarketWatch website, which revealed that the companies have developed a protective iPhone case that will allow users to pay for goods and services “by simply waving their iPhone in front of a contactless payment terminal”.
The technology, developed by DeviceFidelity and certified by Apple, includes an iPhone case that holds a secure MicroSD card hosting Visa’s contactless payment application, Visa payWave. The DeviceFidelity PDF release said that market trials of the “payment-enabled” iPhone are scheduled to start this summer.
Visa and DeviceFidelity announced plans to trial the technology in smart phones with memory card slots back in February. However, at the time, the iPhone was excluded from the trial because it did not have the required card slot.