Starting in Turkey, iPhone users will soon be able to use Visa's NFC payment system at one of the 40,000 cash-registers signed up to the scheme. For now those iPhones will need an iCarte dongle, plus the compatible app.
It's expected that by the time the payment scheme launches in other European countries, iPhone 5 users will be able to swipe-to-pay for their David Hasselhoff CD without the little dongle—if rumors of the next iPhone and iPad having the technology inbuilt are correct.
Following Turkey, the good citizens of Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and the UK will be able to sign up to the program. [Wired UK]