Apple demos Passbook, a ticket, coupon organizer for iOS 6

Passbook provides one place for tickets and coupons, with alerts for updates such as plane delays or the proximity of a merchant for whom the user has a card.

Scott Forstall, senior vice president of iPhone Software at Apple, demos the new Passbook feature in iOS 6 at WWDC 2012.
Scott Forstall, senior vice president of iPhone Software at Apple, demos the new Passbook feature in iOS 6 at WWDC 2012. James Martin/CNET

Apple's iOS 6 includes a new Passbook feature that lets users store and quickly access electronic versions of all their tickets, boarding passes, and merchant cards in one place, executives said during WWDC 2012 today.

In a demo, Scott Forstall, senior vice president of iPhone Software, showed how to use the feature with a San Francisco Giants ticket. The feature will work with things like Starbucks cards, Apple Store cards, and plane tickets, as well. Passbook is dynamic, so users will be notified of flight delays and gate changes, he said.

Passbook is integrated with the lock screen so that when the device is near a movie theater, for instance, a message pops up alerting the user that he or she has a ticket or rewards card that can be redeemed. When a user wants to delete a card, a shredder "shreds" it virtually.

 

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