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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:11 PM   #26
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So that's what that useless waste of screen real estate is used for!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:12 PM   #27
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Anyone else feel like an ******* when they use their iPhone instead of a paper coupon?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:16 PM   #28
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Anyone else feel like an ******* when they use their iPhone instead of a paper coupon?
Not only that, but I always have a printed copy of the flight ticket just in case. Which essentially defeats the purpose of course. ;-)
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:31 PM   #29
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It's bit useless in the UK. Apart from hotels/booking/starbucks and the airlines, there aren't many shops using it yet, which is a pity. My wallets always, no matter how expensive, always end up lasting less time than they should because of the amount of clubcards I carry with me. Most of them are from fairly popular franchises in the UK. I don't know why they don't take more advantage of this technology.

But then again, not even the Eurostar app has been updated to work with Passbook, so... I think Apple needs to push this to retailers and convice them "how it the most amazing thing ever".

And c'mon! It may not be the most amazing thing ever, but it's surely incredibly convenient.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:33 PM   #30
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My beef is with the Delta usage - I had a boarding pass for an upcoming flight but it wouldn't "transfer" to passbook - so I called Delta.

Apparently, if ONLY ONE of the airports that you are flying through don't support eBoarding passes (ie passbook) then it won't work for ANY of your flights.

So - I guess Delta hasn't upgraded system-wide to support Passbook.

Weird, and frustrating!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:45 PM   #31
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Anyone else feel like an ******* when they use their iPhone instead of a paper coupon?
Why would someone feel like that?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:53 PM   #32
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And yet you have a decent MacBook Air and beefy iPhone 5.

Priorities.
I think you mis-understood what I said. I never said I was broke. By "student" I mean't that I don't travel or go to the movies often because I'm studying most of the time.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:20 PM   #33
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Anyone else feel like an ******* when they use their iPhone instead of a paper coupon?
It'd be the other way round for me. And paper coupon are just so fiddly and a nuisance. At the weekend an A4 sheet of Burger King vouchers fell out of my newspaper, you have to remember to take them with you, tear out the one you want (which is always in the middle) and the serrations never part cleanly, so you end up handing over a torn, dog-eared bit of paper.

It would be so much easier if BK would let you download the vouchers you want to passbook and use them that way, they already allow you to download and print out them, so a digital way shouldn't be too much to ask, and it seems that sort of thing is where passbook would triumph.

Again, over the christmas shopping period i've probably turned down a dozen loyalty cards, I just can't carry any more plastic, and told them I'll have one when it becomes phone/passbook friendly.

Hope it picks up, its a good idea that hasn't caught fire yet.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:22 PM   #34
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passbook is effing amazing. just wish everyone would get on board. My wallet has two actually monetary linked cards and the rest contain store rewards cards (Rewardzone, wlifebalance, CVS etc). if those companies would all for passbook cards then i wouldnt need to carry all those cards with me. That is the future. if passbook doesnt catch on, it will be a seriously missed opportunity and solution to an actual problem.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:28 PM   #35
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I never carry my rewards cards or warehouse memberships in my wallet, if I did I would need at least 30 slots. I just put them all in a small wallet size zippered bag and leave it in the glove compartment. When I get somewhere I need it I just pull it out before getting off the car.
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I was hoping to at least get half of those cards onto passbook, but nope. I don't drink coffee, the airlines I travel w/ don't have their apps updated for passbook and I barely go to walgreens 2-3 a year.
I don't care about a home screen, just give actual use out of it apple, the selection is weak so far and we are almost at iOS 7.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:38 PM   #36
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Have you seen how awful the MTA's iphone apps are? I expect a Passbook pass from them in 50 years, right when the Second Avenue subway's finished.
Horrible application. I left it in a folder in case they ever update it.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:53 PM   #37
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I use passbook for Starbucks, target, and movie tickets. It's actually a great feature, you just have to take advantage of it.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:33 PM   #38
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Anyone else feel like an ******* when they use their iPhone instead of a paper coupon?
No. But then, I have a bad habbit of cutting it close at the movies. Fandango on my phone lets me get in faster (They just need to get a computer in the ticket-taking kiosk - so they don't have to follow you to the side your going and hit the wired one there.)

But then, I make sure the place is able to handle it - skipped it on the last flight I took because it was too new/didn't know if they had the right scanners for it.
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I think you mis-understood what I said. I never said I was broke. By "student" I mean't that I don't travel or go to the movies often because I'm studying most of the time.
Or you could simply have had some help with the laptop - or budgeted for it. It's easier to get a laptop (with or without help) since you need one for class anyway that have a steady travel/movie budget.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 01:07 AM   #39
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This can be done. I don't know why companies aren't doing this. I would much prefer getting an emailed pass than needing to download and install an app I don't want.
Especially as the pass that you could have on your website or email out to a customer, not only has a link to your app embedded in it, also gives you a channel to send updates to passes once on the device.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:51 AM   #40
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I really, really want passbook to be good, but so little apps are using it
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:59 AM   #41
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Apple make all these apps that no one uses! I mean how many users of the Iphone really know more that 10% of what it can actually do? Apple need to start to educate, that will increase sales which in turn will give you lot more money from your Apple shares. Its ok for geeks to know it all but sorry to say this but you are in the minority.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:41 AM   #42
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I also think passbook will need to incorporate a centralised payment system if it does take off. Having to manage a small balance on each coffee card you have could see you having hundreds of your money spread over dozens of cards/accounts.

It should really all come out of one pot, your iTunes balance would seem obvious, but I don't know if Apple or the individual companies would go for that.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 06:31 AM   #43
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Passbook can't really be considered popular.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:34 AM   #44
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I use it all the time. Many of my plastic cards like library, air miles, store loyalty, and membership cards are transferred to passbook by the Lemon Wallet app. Most of the stores scan those cards barcodes. Saves a lot of wallet space for cards that I use frequently but hate having to always dig out.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:41 AM   #45
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Developer here I can honestly say I have never used or would have any idea even where to find a passbook app lol.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:11 AM   #46
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Nothing beats a paper printed anything.
I find it less appealing to read a book on a iPad, kindle or especially the Nook.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:18 PM   #47
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Different Strokes...

I use Passbook much more than I use some other standard functions, Siri for example. I'd look forward to the day when all my loyalty cards, gift cards, etc can be stored in Passbook.
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