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passbook

1. a customer's book in which is recorded by a trader a list of credit sales to that customer
2. (formerly in South Africa) an official document serving to identify the bearer, his race, his residence, and his employment
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Apple Wallet

An iPhone app from Apple that debuted with iOS 6. Originally called "Passbook," Wallet holds boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons and customer loyalty cards. Data can be automatically displayed on the user's lock screen when entering a related venue. In 2015, Wallet added support for Apple Pay, along with major credit cards and retail store cards from JC Penney, Kohl's and BJ's Wholesale Club. Wallet interacts with merchant terminals via barcodes and, starting with the iPhone 6, via NFC. See smartphone wallet, digital wallet, NFC, iPhone 6 and iOS versions.
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The iWallet comes in a black carbon fiber or aluminum chassis.
Again all eyes are on the 2014 WWDC where the specific iWallet details could be revealed.
On Thursday, the US Patent and Trademark Office (http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2013/04/apple-files-a-new-iwallet-financial-transaction-patent.html) released a new patent application A that offers more details about Apple's iWallet technology, which has been published in (http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-iphone-5-release-features-why-iwallet-will-crush-all-nfc-rivals-421436) previous applications dating back to May 2010.
Apple (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/310141/20120306/apple-iphone-5-release-features-iwallet-nfc.htm) won a major patent on March 6 for a piece of technology called (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/316996/20120320/apple-iwallet-iphone-5-feature-mobile-payments.htm) the "iWallet," which is a digital system that gives users complete control over their subsidiary financial accounts on their iPhones, and also leverages Near-Field Communication technology to complete credit card transactions directly on the phone as well.
Clearly this is the precursor to the NFC-based (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/316996/20120320/apple-iwallet-iphone-5-feature-mobile-payments.htm) "iWallet" technology , which will similarly keep your credit and debit cards in a safe and secure location for easy access.
If indeed Apple will pack the iPhone 6 with NFC capabilities, it will be mostly for the tech giant's planned mobile payment services embodied with iWallet.