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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