Apple’s Passbook application launched last month with iOS 6 and we’ve seen many companies supporting it. The stunning part of the whole situation is Apple hasn’t even deployed Passbook usage at its own retail outlets yet. That’s about to change though. Because, later this month, Apple will update its retail store payment system, Easypay, to support Passbook cards.
Sounds ironic that Apple waited all this time to extend Passbook support to its own retail outlets. But don’t stress it, Apple will update its payment platform Easypay to version 12.3 later in October — adding support for Apple store payments from iPhone and iPod touch devices.
Apple may not have the easiest time with the upgrade though; a few sources have said, Easypay hardware lacks compatibility of scanning displays of iOS devices. Theoretically, a workaround should cease that issue.
Apple store passbook integration may expand to support location-based check-ins to Genius Bar appointments also. Some are also speculating that the Apple Store application will be updated to support Passbook-based Apple Store cards.