Apple patent application details new movie app for buying tickets on your iPhone

“On June 9, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their intentions of including a new and convenient app Movie app for the iPhone,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

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“The new app will include a convenient link to their already established iTunes Music Trailers page so as to help you decide on which movie to see while providing you with a convenient one-click movie ticket purchasing option,” Purcher reports. “It’s also tied into the iPhone’s calendar so that it could remind you of previous engagements and/or tight schedules”

Purcher reports, “This app is likely to be associated with many next generation apps associated with Apple’s forthcoming iWallet. This will definitely be a great little app that all movie goers will appreciate.”

More info, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, the full article here.


  1. My wife and I are movie fans and were just talking about how great it would be for Apple to have an app like this that shows trailers and allows us to buy tickets seamlessly and on the fly. This is a natural for Apple. My only question is, why did it take so long?

  2. Eventually the functional fragmentation of iOS apps will have to be worked out through intelligent aggregation. I don’t want a bunch of separate, specialized apps if it isn’t beneficial or necessary.

    1. Some of us would like Apple’s movie or imovie app because it ties in with apple’s trailers and iTunes for buying the soundtrack etc. There’s a lot of reasons for this app to come from Apple. We obviously see it from different perspecitives.

    1. There’s are many that do photos, but I prefer iPhoto, there are other browsers, but I prefer Safari. The list goes on. There are “a gazzillion apps that do that” you say, and I’ll prefer one from Apple because of the tie into Apple trailers and iTunes for soundtracks. No else does that under one app and won’t as well as Apple. Your comment, a dime a dozen, yawn!

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