Wednesday, July 11, 2012
iPhone 5 iTravel Features Revealed by new Apple Patent?
A recently issued Apple patent could point to new mobile features set for the iPhone 5 including the latest member of the iSomething family – iTravel. Apple’s recently announced Passbook app – which is set to arrive with iOS 6 and is basically a dangerously virtual wallet that contains everything from a Starbucks coupon to your boarding pass to the last flight home – and users should be able to check-in at airports with a swipe of their phone over a sensor. iPod, iMac, or MacBook, available from Apple Inc., or similar devices by any manufacturer.” NFC tech already a reality, waiting too long would probably be a bad idea. Take this kind of technology further and it could change not only the way we travel but the way we interact with services altogether. If Apple’s iTravel app was coupled with Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) then it would do away with the inconvenient ‘near field’ aspect of NFC systems. In theory, a frequent flyer wouldn’t have to approach a terminal to check-in at an airport, he’d simply walk into Departures and his iPhone would tell the airport’s system that he’d arrived. If credit card details were stored in Apple’s Passbook, customers could simply walk out of a shop with a product and, rather than set off an alarm, pay for the item automatically (as long as it had an RFID tag on it). A report on the future of RFID from RSA Laboratories flags up the issue of signals being confused in metal-heavy environments, but science always seems to find a way eventually. 。 wholesale accessories,ipod accessories,ipad accessories,iphone accessories