NFC payments have been out for almost 2 years as it was introduced by Google with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Unfortunately between the lack of carriers and manufacturers getting behind the idea, Verizon not allowing it on their Nexus, merchants not set up to take advantage, and some growing pains on Google's part, it just did not get the spotlight that it deserved. Today Apple just announced Apple Pay which will use the secure element and NFC in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus to allow users to make payments from their device (including the Apple Watch). The iPhone 6 will register your fingerprint and send a signal from the top of the iPhone to the NFC touchpad at the register. Like Google Wallet you will be able to store bank cards on the device to be used for payments. It will be interesting to see if Apple Pay works as easy as they say. Google Wallet was introduced two years ago with the Galaxy Nexus and though it has been a slow process getting merchants to warm up to the concept, Google continued to improve Wallet by allowing users to send money to other gmail accounts as well as carry a Google Wallet card for stores that are not set up for mobile payments. Now that merchants are gearing up to accept mobile payments for iPhone customers, can we see a reemergence of Google Wallet?