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  • iOS 6 Introduces 'Passbook' Native App


    In a mobile app power play that will do wonders to keep iPhone users better organized, Apple today touted a new app called Passbook for iOS 6.

    "Passbook is the simplest way to get all of your passes in one place," Scott Forstall, Apple's vice president of iPhone Software, told the developers and press in attendance this morning during the WWDC keynote kickoff.

    A native app to be delivered in iOS 6, Passbook's user interface is an attractive platform that enables iOS users to keep and access electronic versions of their important tickets, boarding passes and other merchant cards in one centralized location.

    "Passbook takes all of these passes and combines them together in one place, and integrates it right into the OS, and they are beautiful," Forstall said, demonstrating how - for example - Passbook updates your electronic boarding ticket if your flight is delayed or cancelled.

    The demo also included references to a Starbucks card, Amtrak boarding pass, and - not surprisingly - an Apple Store card. Passbook is integrated with the lock screen for easy access and helpful reminders. Best of all, when you're done with a card or ready to toss a digital ticket, a "visual shredder" is used to clear the clutter from your app.

    Source: CNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 6 Introduces 'Passbook' Native App started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. Wolftamer's Avatar
      Wolftamer -
      Screams future NFC integration.
    1. zrevai's Avatar
      zrevai -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wolftamer View Post
      Screams future NFC integration.
      But how far into the future?? iPhone 7?? 8???
    1. LTechTalk's Avatar
      LTechTalk -
      Its pretty cool
    1. scottjl's Avatar
      scottjl -
      NFC is fine and dandy, but without the infrastructure behind it (visa? mastercard? some major bank?) you have nothing. the trouble is getting someone to build the readers, the network, the payment system behind it, and get it widely adopted. NFC is a chip, nothing more.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by zrevai View Post
      But how far into the future?? iPhone 7?? 8???
      For your information it will be called the iPhone 9, not the iPhone 8. If it's not I will pour boiling acid down my throat and shoot up a school.
    1. Dark_Ninja's Avatar
      Dark_Ninja -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      For your information it will be called the iPhone 9, not the iPhone 8. If it's not I will pour boiling acid down my throat and shoot up a school.
      Wow lol I heard of over doing it but you sir take it to a whole new level.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Ninja View Post
      Wow lol I heard of over doing it but you sir take it to a whole new level.
      Thank u

      Going on topic before I get in trouble: I certainly didn't expect this feature in iOS 6. I wonder if it will be a huge source of income for Apple or if it will be like Newsstand.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      NFC coming in iPhone 5!
    1. Frasch's Avatar
      Frasch -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      For your information it will be called the iPhone 9, not the iPhone 8. If it's not I will pour boiling acid down my throat and shoot up a school.
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      NFC coming in iPhone 5!
      I think you sir (Zokenei) owe us some acid and a video.