You can thus see why it would make little sense for Apple to build an NFC controller that would be owned and operated by a carrier. Apple may allow for consumers to finally break free from post-paid long term contracts. Can you imagine a world where you phone provisioned service at the lowest cost.. for that particular market.. paid for out of your iTunes account? Talk about dumb pipes..
Could the new iPhone run Visa Paywave? sure.. however it may need an add on antenna.. my guess is that NFC in the next iPhone was not built around supporting someone else’s project (Visa/Banks) . This is the paradigm which must be broken. Don’t think of NFC in terms of payment, it is just another radio