Re: Doesn't matter if the features have been available for years...
Ah yes, just like everyone video calls now rather than making normal phone calls. And everyone uses a fingerprint scanner.
If you're going to counter "But Apple do it better", you forgot to include details of how it's better, rather than just assuming it to be so. Otherwise, we can make that argument for anything. Oh, it doesn't matter that Apple were first with multitouch, I'm sure the Android implementation is much better. And oh look, far more people are using Android to iphone, especially compared to 2007 iphone sales, so it must be true! And I'm sure that the next Nexus will have much better NFC than what you assume the iphone 6 has.
True, the fact that Nexus 4 had NFC for years isn't really that important, but you're missing the point - it's Apple who are touting this as some great feature, so it's fair game to point out that this is a standard feature on other platforms.