It is no secret at this point that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been spending a lot of time on its iTravel invention. Cupertino is looking for a way to make travel more enjoyable, and it appears to be on the right track.
The company was recently granted a patent related to this technology, showing just what to expect from Apple’s Passport technology in the future.
In this Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) patent, we learn more about how it would work in relation to airport, bus, and railway travel. Once you begin to learn more about the finer details of this patent, you will see that Apple has all the bases covered.
Here is the abstract from the official patent as published by the US Patent and Trademark Office:
“This is directed to systems and methods for integrating travel services in a single application available to a portable electronic device. Using the single application, a user can access and control travel services before arriving at the initial location of travel, on arriving at the initial location of travel, during travel, and after travel. Such services can include, for example, reserving a travel itinerary, checking-in remotely for a reservation, providing airport information, providing for social networking, obtaining dining or entertainment during travel, controlling and requesting cabin services, providing arrival notifications to third parties, providing destination location information, and the like.?
As you can see from the abstract alone, this Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) patent is going to offer a variety of tools that will make life easier when traveling.
For example, the application will allow the user to access travel services before arriving, upon arrival, and during travel. No matter if you are interested in reserving a travel itinerary or finding a place to grab a bite to eat, this app will be able to step in and make the entire process more efficient.
The fact that many people stress out when faced with travel has not been lost on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). With this app, Cupertino is hoping to make things a little bit easier on people traveling for both business and pleasure.
While Apple has yet to discuss when this sort of technology will be made available, it is definitely in position to push forward in the near future. It will be interesting to see when this happens as well as which features are going to be made available.