I don’t like to spread rumors (and it’s still a rumor), but many have written about upcoming support for NFC in iPhone 6, and it would for instance be very welcome for use with Abiro’s CliqTags, as described here: Can I use NFC tags with CliqTags, and if so how? Hopefully the scenario described also works with iPhone/iOS.
The rumor started already during May, and as rumors go people seem quite convinced that it’s true, but you never know with these things.
Here’s one of the more detailed notes about this, also describing NFC:
iPhone 6, NFC & TouchID: Apple’s 2014 Mobile Payments Push Explained