It's not the first time we've heard inklings of near-field communication being incorporated into the next iPhone, and I doubt it'll be the last. However, this Apple patent application showing an e-wallet icon is pretty damning.
Not that it's conclusive evidence, mind. The other icons may be in order, but that e-wallet icon could be a little joke at the tech-blogging world's expense - or a deft clue at what to expect come June. [Patently Apple]