Passbook is a new iOS 6 feature that allows iPhone and iPod users to organize movie tickets, boarding passes, retail coupons and the like all in one place. It also allows users to collect rewards at certain retail locations; users in the U.S. have long been collecting their Starbucks rewards through Passbook, but Canada and Britain have become the first international regions to provide the same service.
All you need to do is download the free Starbucks iOS app, set up your account, select your favourite locations and add your Starbucks "card" to the "My card" tab in the Passbook app. Once everything is all set up, Passbook will "throw up" your payment code whenever you set foot in one of your chosen locations, reports Tech Radar.
"The international Starbucks expansion comes just before Apple integrates Passbook payments into its own retail outlets," according to Tech Radar. "Reports are coming in that Apple Stores' retail software EasyPay will be installed so that it can accept Passbook payments, and should roll out in the coming weeks."
"There's talk of hardware issues in some Apple shops but we're sure the company has something in place to sort that out before the official Passbook shopping spree begins."
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