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Although these amazing screens were created by designer Phil Lu prior to Apple’s paying patent was publized, it gives a glimpse at a possible future where you can order your morning coffee with your iPhone.

While I think this system is innovative and I’m sure some of the more busy Starbucks will use it, most of the time you are lining up and waiting for your drinks anyways. If anything, this just helps the baristas making your order. In fact, it might bombard them with more workload since they are taking orders from both the system and the cashiers.

Check out Gizmodo’s article behind Phil’s design and more detailed screenshots, including his reasoning behind using Semacode for payment instead of Apple’s usual credit card system.

Gizmodo

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