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Apple delays digital ID cards launch

Wednesday 24 November 2021 14:36 CET | News

Apple has delayed the release of a feature that will eventually allow users to store their ID in the company’s Wallet app.

In an update to the official iOS 15 website Apple says that functionality will now arrive sometime in early 2022. The company previously planned to launch in late 2021.

Apple first announced the feature at WWDC 2021. At the time, the company said the tool would allow you to add your driver’s license or state ID card to Apple Wallet just like you would a credit or debit card. Among the first locations that will support the feature will be select Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at some US airports.

At those locations, you’ll have the option to use your iPhone or Apple Watch to present your ID to the TSA. You’ll do so by tapping your device on an identity reader, and you won’t need to hand over your iPhone or Apple Watch to a TSA employee.
In September 2021, Apple announced eight states would support the feature at launch, starting with Arizona and Georgia, and Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma and Utah to follow. Beyond TSA checkpoints, Apple said retailers and venues would add support later.

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Keywords: Apple, digital identity, digital wallet, identity verification
Categories: Securing Transactions | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud
Countries: United States
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