Apple is vastly expanding the types of cards and documents that can be added to the Wallet, including state IDs and driver’s licenses and more types of keys.
The Cupertino tech giant released updates to the iOS 15 Wallet on Monday. The biggest new feature is the ability to add information from an ID card in certain supported US states to Wallet on iPhone. Apple says it is working with the US Transportation Security Administration to support digital identities at airports.
All information in the wallet will be stored securely and encrypted. Like a real ID, it will include a person’s legal name, date of birth, photo, and real ID status.
In addition to ID support, Apple is also expanding the types of keys that users can add to Wallet. That includes keys to a smart home lock, hotel room keys, and work credentials that can be scanned to enter the workplace.
For example, Hyatt is rolling out its support for digital keys in Wallet to more than 1,000 properties later in 2021.
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