Haven't had an iPhone 5 rumour in a while, have we? The Samsung Galaxy S III is a-coming but we've still got one eye on Cupertino's next smartphone. And it looks like everyone's favourite nearly-there, future payment system NFC looks will be winging its way into the iPhone 5, based on a patent relating to iTunes gifting unearthed by Patently Apple.
Gifting? If you think that sounds lame, don't worry – it's just a typically American way of saying sharing. Except Apple doesn't mean sharing in the law-breaking sense – more like sending an iTunes playlist or movie download to your mate for them to buy too.
iPhone 4S rival the HTC One X comes with an NFC chip – but we reckon the inclusion of one in the iPhone 5 this summer could be the tipping point shops and bars need to install the tech for NFC transactions. It's sad but true – Apple pretty much holds NFC's future in its hands.
Is this the Samsung Galaxy S III?