Apple Announcement: Passbook Comes to iOS 6

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Among its numerous announcements today, Apple unveiled an app called Passbook for iOS 6 during its keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Apple touted it as a way to get all your passes – boarding passes, tickets, store cards, movie tickets, etc. – all in one app. On its new iOS 6 page, Apple describes Passbook:

Your boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, and more are now all in one place. With Passbook, you can scan your iPhone or iPod touch to check in for a flight, get into a movie, and redeem a coupon. You can also see when your coupons expire, where your concert seats are, and the balance left on that all-important coffee bar card. Wake your iPhone or iPod touch, and passes appear on your Lock screen at the appropriate time and place — like when you reach the airport or walk into the store to redeem your gift card or coupon. And if your gate changes after you’ve checked in for your flight, Passbook will even alert you to make sure you’re not relaxing in the wrong terminal.

Here are a couple screenshots:



What do Twitter users think about Passbook?

iOS 6 ships this fall. I’m sure we’ll get plenty more reaction once people actually get to use it.

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  • http://www.brianragle.com Brian Ragle

    Passbook looks awesome and would replace my CardStar app for store cards but it appears to be disabled in the beta of iOS 6, just like the Newsstand was during the iOS 5 betas. Oh well, still loving the rest of iOS 6 right now!

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