Purported working iPhone 6 suggests Passbook will be Apple’s mobile wallet app

Gigaom

Although it’s just a few days before the Tuesday Apple event, the iPhone 6 leaks and speculation haven’t stopped. On Saturday, images of an alleged working iPhone 6 appeared on a China website where MacRumors found and reported on what was shown. There wasn’t an iWallet up but there was a new icon for Passbook, suggesting that it will handle Apple’s mobile payments.

iphone 6 passbook

There’s no way to corroborate the images or information at this point; we’ll have to wait for the Apple event next week, of course. But the idea of expanding Passbook’s functionality makes some sense.

On Friday, I detailed my thoughts of how Apple might put all the pieces of the mobile payment puzzle together, noting that it was a Passbook pop-up notification that got me thinking of the method. Passbook is already a known entity because people have already used it. It works contextually – an important point…

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