The company produces the TouchID fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 5S and has reportedly secured the contract for Apple's next handset.
Apple has already confirmed that it won't charge merchants or consumers for card transactions, yet it's unclear how much in fees the company can generate from banks.
A sapphire screen could brighten the prospects of Huawei's flagship P7 in its competition with Apple and with rival Android brands.
In partnership with retailers, banks, and credit card companies, Apple will launch the iOS mobile payment service Apple Pay in October.
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Apple wants to replace plastic credit cards with the Apple Pay mobile wallet and the new iPhone 6. It's not the first to attempt such a feat. Will it finally be the one to succeed?
The standalone MP3 player -- which reimagined markets for phones, tablets, and, now, watches -- takes its bow.
The new and bigger iPhones reportedly will also use sapphire as the material for their screens and come with more pixels per inch than the current model.
The launch of the new iPhone 6 models is supposed to be Apple's biggest. But the company's online store wasn't up to the task at the start.
CEO Tim Cook delivers on a promise to move into a new product category, making a foray into wearable devices with the Apple Watch. Plus: Bigger-screen iPhones and a mobile service called Apple Pay.
Checks of the top 200 free and paid apps for both platforms show little difference in user ratings, says analyst Gene Munster.