Now that Google Wallet no longer requires an NFC-capable handset, expect to see it on non-Android phones. Case in point: The digital wallet app became available for iOS devices on Thursday in the iTunes App Store.
Obviously you can’t use the app on iOS for contactless payments; that part requires an NFC chip in the phone. But you can keep track of retail loyalty cards, get Google Offers while shopping or wirelessly send money to anyone with a Google account. Will it be a big hit on iOS? I suspect not, although Apple doesn’t yet have a similar wallet app just yet; as a result, this could give PayPal for iOS a scare.