Passbook feature

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by spilakalb, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. spilakalb macrumors member

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    Can anybody explain Passbook feature in iPhone5?
    And How to use this feature in real life?
     
  2. RRutter macrumors 6502

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    Passbook is essentially a virtual wallet, used for gift cards, reward cards, etc. for specific businesses/locations..

    One example would be the Walgreens Rewards card. I signed up, and it has my card & bardcode on my iPhone. Every time I purchase something at Walgreens, I show the clerk my iPhone and it adds points to my Rewards Balance. I also received a Starbucks gift card, and activated it in Passbook. Upon purchase of a Venti Cappucino, I whipped out my 4S and the clerk used that for my payment.

    Very handy/neat concept. :)
     
  3. Surely Guest

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    There are also apps where you can find and download coupons and such from to your Passbook.

    For example, the iSlick app has a Passbook section. When you find a coupon you want, you tap the little Passbook icon and follow the steps to add it to Passbook.

    I just added one, see:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. spilakalb thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks..Got it.


    How the sales clerck the use the passbook? Wil they scan the device which showing the passes/coupans?
     
  5. Surely Guest

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    With the Starbucks card in Passbook, there's a barcode that they scan. I would imagine that's how it works for other ones as well.
     
  6. DoctorCrap macrumors regular

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    You can add your Starbucks and all sorts of things in there.
    It is a lot more easier to use Passbook.
     
  7. Surely Guest

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    That's new information!
     
  8. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    Passbook is limited. However I'm sure in a month from now we'll see many companies getting on board with these Passbook Apps
     
  9. HMI macrumors 6502a

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    Time to reload your Starbucks card.
     
  10. Surely Guest

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    Truth.
     

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