Apple Wins Patent for NFC Enabled 'iTravel' App

Posted July 10, 2012 at 2:52pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5700 views

Apple has won a patent for an NFC enabled iTravel app that offers ticketing, reservation, check-in, and identification assistance to travelers, reports Unwired View.

The main focus of the patent is how you would use your next iPhone with NFC chip at the airport check-in. It includes loading your ID info such as picture, retinal scan and fingerprint data from modern passports with embedded radio frequency identification tags. Collecting your ticket information from reservation confirmation e-mails/notifications, or extracting reservation images via optical character recognition software, barcode-reading software, or QR-code-reading software. Providing the necessary information at the NFC equipped check-in counter, and receiving the boarding pass with luggage info in exchange. Using the stored ID to pass through airport security, etc;

The patent application first surfaced in April 2010 and has now been granted to the company. In May 2010, a report suggested Apple may already be testing some aspects of the iTravel app.

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vix - July 10, 2012 at 4:03pm
Now we know why apple so no to mobile payment and NFC a couple of days ago. The company has the jobs distortion field going....
NoGoodNick - July 10, 2012 at 3:06pm
Good to know. Seriously
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