Where are the rumors of the other end of the NFC device chain? Apple will not spuriously throw in a piece of hardware without an accompanying piece of elegant software (see FaceTime). There needs to be a correlative device on the retailer end to communicate with the iPhone 5's NFC chip. Might Apple develop and distribute a cool-looking dongle with a phone jack, WiFi and Ethernet port that retailers can connect, in parallel, to their current VeriFone device?
3/22/11 at 9:10am