Apple is plotting a tweaked version of the Near Field Communications (NFC) tech found in the current-gen iPhone, a freshly leaked iPhone 6S component suggests.
The device’s log board has been snared by 9to5mac, whose coterie of Apple experts pored over it for clues to what we can expect from the forthcoming iPhone update.
It appears that the new NFC processor will be more secure, meaning Apple doesn’t need to use a separate chip to provide extra of protection for its mobile payments technology.
This tallies with rumours about Apple's approach to the iPhone this year, which will apparently employ far fewer chips compared to previous iterations.
This will apparently make the handset more efficient, which, in turn, hopefully means improved battery life.
Elsewhere, it appears that Apple will once again start offering the iPhone in a 16GB capacity. Anything smaller is likely to offer very little space for apps and other files.
There’s no word on whether it is also readying a 32GB model.
The iPhone 6S is expected to launch in autumn, with a much–improved camera and the company’s Force Touch touchscreen technology.