iPhone users in some states will be able to add their photo ID to Apple Wallet


Thanks to Apple, the digital wallet is one step closer to replacing its bulky predecessor.



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A new advancement for digital wallets.

On Wednesday, Apple announced that in participating states, driver’s licenses or state IDs can now be added to Apple Wallet on an iPhone or Apple Watch.

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Arizona and Georgia will be the first states to adopt the feature, followed by Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah.

In a press release, Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, called it “an important step in our vision of replacing the physical wallet with a secure and easy-to-use mobile wallet.”

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will accept the stored IDs as valid forms of identification in participating airports.

In a press release from Apple, TSA Administrator David Pekoske said the move would “enable a more seamless airport security screening experience for travelers.”

Adding a driver’s license or photo ID to Apple Wallet will be a similar process to adding a credit card. To present the identity information, customers will be prompted for authorization through Face or Touch ID.

News about when this goes into effect will be shared “at a later date” by participating states and the TSA.

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