|NFC, useful for automation and simplifying connectivity,|
but apparently not on the new iPhone 6.
If Apple is able to globalise its Pay service quickly (and it's underpinning Visa Tokens technology should allow that) then NFC should prove to be a worthy addition to the iPhone's hardware. Otherwise I'm going to chalk it up as a major disappointment.
As third-parties apps won't be able to access the NFC hardware there's a whole truckload of clever application developers kicking their dev machines right now. Although if the TouchID experience is anything to go by, NFC functionality may be something that Apple allows access to sometime in the future.