Is NFC in Apple’s upcoming iOS devices a forgone conclusion?  If PhoneScoop’s German T-Mobile PowerPoint viewers are any indication, the next iPhone will indeed be rocking Near Field Communications payment subsystems:

Deutsche Telekom announced that it expects NFC phones in 2011 from Apple, Samsung[Nexus S?] in Q2, and RIM & LG in Q3. The company expects mobile payments replacing cash to be the most popular use for NFC technology, followed by mobile ticketing for services such as public transportation.

Engadget confirmed with PhoneScoop that the slide in the handout did have a NFC iPhone.  What? No pictures?  Surely one will be forthcoming.  Readers: that’s what the comments are for!