Patent Suggests iPhone 5 Will Have “E-Wallet”

A recent patented granted to Apple seems to confirm that a future version of the iPhone (probably the iPhone 5) will have “E-Wallet” NFC functionality:

iPhone 5 "E-wallet"

It’s unlikely that it will be eventually be called E-Wallet (or EWallet) though, as that term is already trademarked.


A more likely name is iWallet,  although several people have already tried to register variations on this, yet Apple may have enough resources to take on those who wish to add an i to their product names. They may well surprise us and come up with something cleverer than we could ever think of though. (Here’s a list of Apple trademarks).

Via PatentlyApple via Techradar

One thought on “Patent Suggests iPhone 5 Will Have “E-Wallet”

  1. Only problem is that the phone shape above is the older 3G/3GS model not the iPhone 4, though they are most probably going to go down this route.

    Not sure I’d want all my details in my phone though. I guess we will have to wait and see.

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