iPhone 5S rumors: NFC capabilities apparently confirmed by patent

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The latest information seems to confirm the high probability of the presence of NFC capabilities as well as a fingerprint sensor on the upcoming iPhone 5S.

A new patent filing shows that the company has toyed with the idea.

The rumor is consistent with photos of a silver ring surrounding the Home button of the iPhone 5S that surfaced this weekend.

The document describes a combination of a fingerprint sensor and an NFC chip.

This new feature could be the ideal solution to allow the user to access banking applications and make secure electronic payments.

The patent was submitted in February 2013 and posted publicly on Friday.

Source: 9to5Mac