December 9, 2022
Order a Coffee With Your iPhone

Order a Coffee With Your iPhone

Posted December 27, 2007 at 12:24pm by iClarified · 3477 views
Forbes is reporting that Apple has applied to patent a wireless system that would allow customers to place an order at a store using an iPhone or a similar media device.

In an application with the U.S. Patent Office filed on Dec. 20, the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer and gadget company described a wireless system that would allow customers to place an order at a store using a wireless device such as a media player, a wireless personal digital assistant or a cellphone.

Apple's application describes a process for placing an order and then notifying customers when their order is ready. One goal, the patent application mentions, is to avoid an "annoying wait in a long queue if the purchaser arrives before completion of the order."

U.S. Patent Application #20070291710 describes a device that also would keep tabs on where a user shops and what he or she likes to buy. Computers at participating stores would keep track of regular customers and their favorite orders

Forbes describes a scenario where customers would use their media device to order a favorite drink as they stroll up to the nearest coffee shop. Once their order is ready, the device (iPhone or similar) would notify you that it's time to move to the counter and pick up your order.

Read More


Order a Coffee With Your iPhone
Add Comment
Would you like to be notified when someone replies or adds a new comment?
Yes (All Threads)
Yes (This Thread Only)
No
iClarified Icon
Notifications
Would you like to be notified when we post a new Apple news article or tutorial?
Yes
No
Comments
You must login or register to add a comment...
Recent. Read the latest Apple News.
RECENT
Tutorials. Help is here.
TUTORIALS
How to Create a Bootable macOS Ventura USB Installer [Video]
How to Fix 'No Matching Host Key Type Found' on Mac
Where to Download macOS Ventura
AppleTV Firmware Download Locations
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Deals. Save on Apple devices and accessories.
DEALS