Imagine going into a store without any cash, just your iPhone and your keys. Our future is starting to look like this. Starbucks recently came out with an idea to collaborate with Target stores, so customers can pay for Starbucks with their iPhone at 1,000 Target stores across the United States. With the Starbucks Card Mobile iPhone application, you simply scan your bar-code and pay later. Starbucks has updated the iPhone application with support for Starbucks Cards. Users can now register their cards, check their balances and reload empty cards using a credit card.
The first thing that came to my mind after reading this was, that would be really cool if while they are at Starbucks, in Target, they could go shopping with their iPhone. I am sitting here wondering, is this our future? Am I going to be able to go food shopping and clothes shopping with my iPhone? That would stink if you lost your phone though, you would be out of luck with a phone and an expensive credit card bill.