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.
Elinor MillsFormer Staff Writer
Elinor Mills covers Internet security and privacy. She joined CNET News in 2005 after working as a foreign correspondent for Reuters in Portugal and writing for The Industry Standard, the IDG News Service and the Associated Press.
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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