Near-field communication (NFC) is short range wireless communication that allows data exchange in anything less than 4 inches. Claims from the Envisioneering Group, a consulting firm that the next generation iPad and iPhone devices will have near-field communication. This technology which may be added to apple devices may bring about a new form of payment. What if you swiped your phone over a device to enable payment or even as identification. Still, this idea could bring more innovations and advanced in technology with Apple leading the charge.