Apple: A few months ago, Apple unveiled new features for the Wallet tool, including the possibility of adding a driver’s license to the app. Until then, the novelty was expected to be released later this year, however, the company said that the launch was postponed to 2022.
The feature will be available on all devices running iOS 15 and watchOS 8 systems, allowing users to add a driver’s license, or other valid identification document, to the Wallet. For now, the function will only be available to users who live in the United States.
Secure digital identity
As revealed by the company, Arizona and Georgia will be the first states to receive the update — Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma and Utah are next on the list.
The giant also revealed that selected airports will be the first places where users will be able to present their digital ID hosted on the Wallet — that is, just show their smartphone, without the need for a physical proof.
As explained by Apple, users’ safety is one of the priorities and therefore they will be forced to take a face photo and do a facial scan. Furthermore, the digital identity will only be displayed after authorization via Face ID or Touch ID.