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Is there Passbook on iPad 3 (The New iPad)?

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  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 8:01 AM (in response to gosbra)

    In iOS 6, each device gets some goodies:  The iPad gets a Clock, the iPhone gets Passbook.

  • Soren Dayton Calculating status...
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    Sep 21, 2012 8:03 AM (in response to Tgara)

    Yes. Actually I do want to whip it out. I do it all the time. Admittedly, I do take just my phone (Android) when I run downstairs to get lunch. But while I am flying, etc.

     

    But let me make that decision. Don't restrict me from software functionality because of the limitations of the form factor.

  • Howard Brazee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 8:10 AM (in response to Tgara)

    I hadn't noticed that the iPad got a clock.    But Apple supplied the apps.    Is there a reason that I don't get the choice of using the app on whichever Apple device I had open?

     

    I'm at the airport reading a book on my iPad.   Oh, Apple decided I shouldn't use passbook with the iPad, Apple thinks I should not have even have the option to do it my way.

  • Howard Brazee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to Tgara)

    Yes I do want to use it on whichever device I have out.   Preferably the one with a large enough of a form factor to not require me to get out my reading glasses.

  • Soren Dayton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 8:12 AM (in response to Howard Brazee)

    Right. I am at the airport reading a book. But because passbook isn't on the ipad, I am not getting notifications about the status of my flight. I have to get out another device to check in rather than just hand over the iPad on which I am reading things already.


    That's dumb.

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 8:14 AM (in response to Soren Dayton)

    Soren Dayton wrote:

     

    Yes. Actually I do want to whip it out. I do it all the time. Admittedly, I do take just my phone (Android) when I run downstairs to get lunch. But while I am flying, etc.

     

    But let me make that decision. Don't restrict me from software functionality because of the limitations of the form factor.

    How about to a concert?  Or a movie?  Or a baseball game?  Would you carry your iPad then? 

     

    I don't necessarily disagree with you on this, but don't tell me, pal.  Tell Apple. 

  • Soren Dayton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to Tgara)

    Well, we are writing this on Apple's support site, hoping that they are watching and working out the use-cases.

     

    I regularly carry my iPad when I go to movies beacuse I tend to have a bag with me. Or my iPad, in its folio case, is a basic notebook. Honestly, I tend not to go to events that LiveNation sells tickets to. So between movies, grocery stores, and flights, I think I capture almost all of the cases that I would be using a loyalty card.

     

    There are cases where I don't, but then it could sync across devices with iCloud.

     

    It looks like this will be even more acute when the iPad mini comes out. It sure looks like the form-factor will fit in an external suit pocket on a man's suit. So you would expect to use it there too. And it looks like those will be small enough to fit easily in a lot of mid-size purses for women.

     

    I do admit that it is easier to hand over a phone for scanning at a grocery store, but they also have hand scanners for scanning larger things.

     

    Again, let the user choose.

  • stephan007 Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2012 2:56 AM (in response to TWIZTD__)

    +1 for PassBook on iPad.

  • Applenerd Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2012 9:24 AM (in response to TWIZTD__)

    no isn't in the ipad 3

  • Van-BC Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2012 8:53 PM (in response to Howard Brazee)

    I agree with you. I take my iPad everywhere & I don't want to be carrying two devices. I'm retired now & have my meds, iPad, parking change, & doctor referral slips in a iPad size bag with 5 pockets. So yes it would have been nice to see the Passbook included for the iPad HD. I'm starting to see a pattern with Apple but, oh well, the upgrade was free & who knows it might come as 6.01---------

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)
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    Sep 25, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to Van-BC)

    Van-BC wrote:

     

    I agree with you. I take my iPad everywhere & I don't want to be carrying two devices. I'm retired now & have my meds, iPad, parking change, & doctor referral slips in a iPad size bag with 5 pockets. So yes it would have been nice to see the Passbook included for the iPad HD. I'm starting to see a pattern with Apple but, oh well, the upgrade was free & who knows it might come as 6.01---------

    Don't you carry a cell phone of some kind too?  What happens if you need to call an ambulance because you fell down reaching for the parking change?

  • Sewna Calculating status...
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    Sep 25, 2012 8:06 AM (in response to Tgara)

    Who needs a cell phone?  I use my iPad, a bluetooth headset and Skype.  $35 for the iPan 5gb LTE plan, $10 for Skype Canada & USA unlimited to any phone number.  And I bought an Online number for $35/yr so ppl can call me like it was a regular phone from any landline or cell.  So for $45/m plus a $35 annual subscription I am getting what many people pay $100/m for and only carry one device.

  • imstilllearning Calculating status...
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    Oct 4, 2012 3:13 AM (in response to stephan007)

    Make that +2 for PassBook on iPad.

  • turbocowboy Calculating status...
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    Oct 4, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to TWIZTD__)

    I have an ipad 3 4g+wifi, although I don't have the 4g enabled. I use it wifi only for now. I DO whip mine out for Stabucks gift card app - no problem. They have wifi at about every Starbucks. That iphone4 paper weight is just too small for my getting-old eyes. I really don't care what it looks like when I have the counter person scan my ipad.

     

    I too would like Passbook for the iPad.

     

    Right now I am figuring out how to scan my bar codes on my discount cards to pdf, email them to myself, then drop them into iBooks. Yes, I am using iBooks as a faux Passbook app.

  • Howard Brazee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 9:46 AM (in response to turbocowboy)

    I got the Starbucks app update today, and either it or Passbook asked

    me to pick a local Starbucks, which I did.

     

    Later on I went to a Starbucks and tried to use either.    I forgot,

    when Starbucks app updated once before, it forgot my password.   So I

    couldn't use the Starbucks app, as I don't keep all of my passwords

    with me.   (The Starbucks app also won't let me have it run on both my

    iPhone and my iPad for some reason, unless that has changed recently).

     

    I opened Passbook, and see a screen with:

     

    Boarding Passes

    Tickets

    Store Cards

    Coupons

    [App Store]

     

    I tried opening these, but the only one that opens is [App store],

    which had a list of passbook apps to download.

     

    Maybe it isn't important that I don't have Passbook on my iPad,

    because I can't figure it out at all.

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