Does the iPad have NFC?

UPDATE: No iPad models feature NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.

It is unknown if Apple plans to include NFC in the iPad Air 2 or third-generation iPad mini, but it is unlikely. Apple recently confirmed that it only added an NFC chip to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus so it could introduce its new mobile payment feature called Apple Pay. Since it is unlikely that the iPad and iPad mini will support Apple Pay, it is safe to assume Apple will not introduce NFC to its tablets until it launches more NFC features and opens the technology up to third party developers.

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