CSI Virtual MasterCard App Expands Mobile Payments to iOS and More

In a recent development, Engadget has confirmed the upcoming launch of a new mobile payment application by CSI and MasterCard, set to be released for iOS devices in July.

Interestingly, the app is also designed to support RIM devices, despite neither platform currently supporting Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology.

This suggests that the application may operate without the need for NFC, or that perhaps Apple and RIM have plans to introduce NFC capabilities in their upcoming devices.

Speculation about NFC technology integration in Apple products has been rampant, with recent insights from a Bernstein report indicating that the next iPhone model may lack NFC features.

The anticipation for the mobile payment app continues to build, and its arrival on the market will certainly reveal how it functions across devices that traditionally do not support NFC.

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