We have heard a lot of rumors that the iPhone 5 will include NFC capabilities and seen a lot of images leaked of the next-gen iPhone’s panels and parts over the past few months, but so far we have not seen the two rumors linked together.

A new image from [lightbox href=”http://www.macotakara.jp/blog/index.php?ID=17513″ iframe=”true” width=”700″ height=”460″]Makotakara[/lightbox] however finally shows us how NFC might be integrated into the new iPhone.

The image that was leaked is pretty similar to the font panel leak we seen s few weeks ago, but  the latest image brings some new light onto the phone, showing how the panel would look fully assembled with flex cables, LCD screen, metal bracket and of course the NFC chip which has been attached to a small square area at the top of the phone.

If these images are real it could defiantly show that the iPhone will soon be getting NFC capabilities, which will allow for better integration with the new Passbook feature in iOS 6, hopefully we will see more on the rumored reveal date for the iPhone 5, which is rumored for September 12th.

Via: Macrumors Source: Makotakara

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