One of the features I’m enjoying most about the new OS on the iPhone5 is Passbook. Since anyone with an iPhone 4 can also download the new OS, this feature alone may make it worth it if you travel.
I had a pretty cool experience today, made cooler by the fact that United Airlines actually had good enough technology to make this work, though I suspect it’s probably the iOS API that made it possible.
I had already checked in for my flight home on UA today and downloaded my boarding pass to Passbook. Miraculously, I was upgraded to first a short time later (my upgrade percentage with UA still blows chunks). I went back into UA’s mobile app to retrieve a new boarding pass only to find Passbook already had it.
It’s pretty neat when technology just makes our lives easier.