Since the unveiling of iOS 6 at the Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, we’re eager to get our hands on the latest iOS 6 features. Passbook which is set to offer all your coupons, tickets and more within a simple app, is set to be one of the key features that push the Apple iPhone 5 to new levels of interactivity.
As one of the many iOS 6 features coming soon, Passbook for the Apple iPhone 5 aims to deliver a one stop destination for all those bits of paper you keep inside your wallet or back pocket. No more rumagging and shuffling for your vouchers like a deck of cards as Passbook on iOS 6 keeps it all organised and at hand.
The App Store recently celebrated its 25 billionth download in March, and there are many great apps already available that feed you with vouchers and electronic passes. There are flight apps that keep your boarding cards conveniently at hand, whilst supermarket and store apps are available to make sure you always have your loyalty card available when at the checkout. There are even cinema apps which can hold your prepaid cinema tickets. With so many custom apps to shuffle through, Passbook for the Apple iPhone 5 will contain your essential vouchers and passes within one app.
iOS 6 Passbook features
iOS 6 Passbook users will be prompted at moments when a coupon could potentially be used. With time and location settings enabled, your passes and tickets can appear on the lock screen when you could potentially use them; your boarding pass at the airport or film tickets at the cinema. Passbook for iOS 6 can even push a gentle reminder as you browse past the store.
Passbook for the Apple iPhone 5 can update automatically too. If the gate for your flight changes after you’ve already checked in, your iPhone 5 will alert you to make sure you depart smoothly.
When your coupons finally expire or are no longer needed, you can delete them and a quirky papershredding animation will wave your coupon goodbye. It’s a nice touch that keeps the iOS 6 user in control of their Apple iPhone 5 Passbook vouchers.
Make Payments with your iPhone?
Is Apple ready to act as the digital wallet for iOS 6 users? Apple are already a huge player for online payments. With over 400 million transactions through iTunes and the App Store, Apple are likely to take the iOS 6 Passbook feature as a stepping board into phone payments. It’s widely rumoured that the new iPhone 5 will have built in NFC technology which lets you wave your phone against a scanner to make a payment.
Google already have their Android based Google Wallet system available to their users. Smartphone owners of handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, can load up the Google Wallet app to pay for items in shops across America.
The success of Passbook will ultimately depend on whether third party developers use the iOS 6 feature to promote their own exclusive offers. Today’s online shopper is savier than ever, with coupon sites such as Groupon proving a hit for those seeking a bargain. To have your coupons, electronic vouchers and tickets in one easy to access place is a clear win for the consumer. The fact Passbook can provide time and location based reminders is sure to bring in a thumbs up from the businesses and a madrush to get their special offers onto iOS 6 ready for the Apple iPhone 5 release. Passbook looks set to become one of the best Apple iPhone 5 apps that will change everything, again!
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Passbook for the Apple iPhone 5 – The Features!
After Apple’s iOS 6 software announcement at WWDC this week, the release expected for the Apple iPhone 5 is bursting at the seams with new features.
iOS 6 is currently downloadable in Beta testing phase and will be available for general release in Autumn. Does this provide Apple fans with enough juice to prevent a switch to the recently released Samsung Galaxy S3 or HTC One X? Given there are over 200 new features in iOS 6, there’s plenty of good reasons to wait for the Apple iPhone 5 UK release later this year. If you own the current iPhone, don’t panic as the Apple iPhone 4S deals with many of the new iOS 6 features. Here’s the best features of iOS 6.
Siri for iOS 6 looks set to upgrade his IQ to the brim with that essential knowedge we need in our lives. Now available for the New iPad, as well as the Apple iPhone 5, Siri can respond to you on the latest news of your favourite sports team, movie reviews and recommended restaurants. Siri can even launch apps for you, if you ask him kindly enough.
Apple iPhone fans are finally going to get the Facebook integration they’ve dreamed of for iOS. The camera app now lets you share instantly to Facebook, whilst Siri can update your latest status for you. With the option to synch your Facebook calendar with iOS 6, you’ll never miss a friend’s birthday again!
There’s also deeper Facebook integration within the iOS App Store as your friends download history helps to offer greater app recommendations. After inputting your Facebook account on the Apple iPhone 5, you can choose to have all future app downloads automatically log in with Facebook to save you time.
iOS 6 will be ditching Google Maps to offer their own custom mapping service. With turn by turn navigation and accurate arrival times thanks to TomTom integration, the Apple iPhone 5 becomes a great driving companion for when you’re hitting the road hard. iOS 6 can use UK Local Search to drive you straight to the nearest petrol station, restaurant or whatever you need as Siri talks you through it one direction at a time.
Even when not driving, the iOS 6 Maps feature lets you explore the world with stunning aerial views, that let you soar high above the skyscrapers. This will look fantastic upon the Retina Display of the New iPad.
Apple’s own way of video calls has expanded beyond Wi-Fi networks. Handsets with iOS 6 functionality such as the Apple iPhone 5, will be able to load Facetime over cellular connections. We think this will be perfect for the iPhone 5, when 4G connectivity is rolled out across the UK. Facetime for the iPad explained.
If you have an incoming call but can’t answer, you can quickly respond with an iMessage or SMS using preset options such as “I’ll call you later” or “I’m on my way”. It’s a great way to communicate in seconds.
In addition to this feature, you can set a time or location-based reminder, such as when you arrive at work, and the Apple iPhone 5 iO6 feature will prompt you to make the call back.
Do Not Disturb
Switching on this feature can give you peace and quiet from those manic phone calls as your iOS 6 iPhone works in silent mode. For advanced features, you can make exceptions to the rule who will ring as normal or set “Quiet Hours” for when your iPhone 5 will automatically enter the Do Not Disturb phase; perfect for a peaceful sleep!
Find My iPhone
Should the worst happen and you lose your iPhone 5, New iPad or iPod Touch, iOS 6 locate and protect your missing device. Using Lost mode, your missing device can report back to you where it has travelled using iOS 6 Maps.
Find My Friends
If your friends share their locations with you via their iPhone device, iOS 6 uses Maps to offer location-based alerts to notify you of how far they are away. It’s a great way to stay connected with your loved ones and may let you keep in touch more.
Apple iPhone 5 UK release
Those eager to try out these features, can download the Beta version of iOS 6. With a proposed Autumn date for the official launch of the newest software upgrade, it is highly likely that the new Apple iPhone 5 will coincide with this launch. It would be foolish to launch the iPhone 5 on iOS 5 or a Beta version of iOS 6, so expect to see the Apple iPhone 5 price up in the shops, rolling the latest iOS 6 in September time; ready to be unwrapped for Christmas.
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iOS 6 features coming soon to Apple iPhone 5
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Enjoyment – A 90-Minute Film Narrated By Bill Nighy
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