Is Apple planning to also tap into the concert and event business now? That's exactly what a new patent granted to Apple by the USPTO seems to be pointing at.
The concept is nothing innovative, there are already tons of apps that let you use your iPhone to buy transportation tickets and such, but this is going way further. Indeed, this new patent revealed and explained by PatentlyApple today presents an entire array of uses for the iPhone like buying tickets on iTunes; using ticket kiosks; unlocking bonus content or even featuring coupons.
Check out some of the sketches, it looks really neat:
Good luck getting any kind of entertainment in ten years from now that won't be controlled by Apple...