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In the keynote demonstration of Passbook, Scott Forstall, Apple’s Chief of iOS, demonstrated the app by showing a Delta plane ticket, a Ticketmaster concert ticket, a Fandango movie ticket as well as a Target coupon. Before that day, these companies were not confirmed Passbook supporters.
Ten days ago a passenger in Australia with an iPhone in which it was installed the preview version of iOS 6 has found that Virgin Australia already offers the possibility to receive your boarding pass on the smartphone and check in with Passbook.
American Airlines, United, Virgin, and Delta have all confirmed they’re either ready or working to support Apple’s new Passbook application, debuting with iOS 6 next Wednesday.
Delta’s involvement with Passbook confirms a rumor from Skift travel website that suggested the airline company would join American Airlines and United Airlines in supporting the new digital wallet and ticketing service of iOS 6.
Delta, Sheraton and Ticketmaster hop on the Passbook ship together with Starbucks, AmTrak, W Hotels and the Apple Store.
“One of the really cool things about Passbook is it integrates with the lock screen,” Forstall explained. “So if I have my phone locked and in my pocket and I get to the airport, my boarding pass already appears on the lock screen, I slide across, it brings up my boarding pass, I scan it and get on the plane. It’s that simple.”
New passes will be available to download through the App Store when Passbook launches with iOS 6 to the public next Wednesday.
If you want to create your passes new and look how they will appear on Passbook, you can use the Passdock service.
Passdock doesn’t require any technical experience. It works also if you don’t have iOS 6 installed as you can preview the pass on the browser.
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