September 15, 2014
Apple Pay Ticketing
Passbook is already a significant ticketing system for transportation. In some cases more then 10% of airline tickets are on Passbook with some airlines, in some very select markets.
Apple has been filing patents based on ticketing and access control using NFC and a secure and encrypted payments channel for almost a decade. The one that is most direct in surfacing these elements is System and method for transportation check-in filed in the innocent days of September 30, 2008 and well before the great startup payments disruption explosion/implosion. Apple’s practical and pragmatic, slow and studied approach was at play far longer then anyone truly understands: