iOS 6's Passbook, and Microsoft with Windows Phone 8's Wallet Hub, but go a bit farther than that. Google wants Wallet to be able to handle loyalty cards, rewards cards, boarding passes, tickets, and coupons like both Apple and Microsoft plan to offer. But, beyond that Google also wants Wallet to integrate public transportation passes, and maybe even your official ID, which really would make it a complete wallet replacement option.The plan is to not only add features that we've seen announced by Apple with
It's an ambitious plan, but it all seems pretty reasonable, except perhaps the official ID part. Google already has a pilot program with New Jersey Transit to integrate public transport passes, so that's pretty close. If Google can pull this off before WP8 launches, it would certainly take away from Microsoft's claim of having the "most complete wallet experience". And, of course, Apple's offering doesn't include any kind of mobile payments, which would make sense given that it doesn't look like the iPhone 5 will even have an NFC chip.