So far, Apple has used NFC only for payments at Apple Pay. This will change with the advent of iOS 11.
Currently, Apple allows the use of NFC in iPhones exclusively to the payment system Apple Pay. With the coming of the new version of iOS 11. With the new version of the system will be added Core NFC . This will enable developers to add NFC-related functionality to their applications.Core NFC will be available on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and later. The example given by the source is the situation in the shop. We scan the NFC tag of the product that aroused our interest, and after a while we have full knowledge of its composition and production process. Similarly, the behavior of this function in museums is supposed to look similar. One scan divides us from the history of the exhibit on display. What do you think about this approach to NFC ? For me it is a bit laziness, and it is not known what the store and museum approach to implement this feature. Source: MacRumors