Apple Concert Ticket Patent

More Apple rumors! We know you love them just as much as us, though. This one comes from a patent filed September 2008 that has now been made available to the public. In it, Apple discusses new ways to interact with your concert tickets — “digital content” like coupons or music videos would become available after having a ticket communicate wirelessly with an Apple electronic device. The technology used is called NFC (near-field communications), and its been written about on this site before in relation to wireless credit card payments. The iPhone and iPad don’t currently have built-in NFC, but with Apple, never say never.

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Chris Gullo