Find out more about NFC and the rumor and take our poll after the break.
As you may recall, NFC will allow you to use your phone as a payment system by waving your handset above a sensor, essentially eliminating the need for credit cards and cash. While Apple may be holding off due to its concern over "the lack of a clear standard across the industry," it could also be attempting to develop its own mobile payment system that links to iTunes.
I agree that there's probably no rush to include NFC chips on the iPhone 5, as I don't see many retailers that are using the technology now. But once it catches on (and I think it will soon), do you think you'd use your phone as a payment system? Take the poll below and let us know!