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Apple is vastly expanding the types of cards and documents that can be added to Wallet, including IDs and driver's licenses in certain states and more types of keys.
The Cupertino tech giant unveiled the iOS 15 Wallet updates on Monday. The most significant new feature is the ability to add information from an ID card in certain supported U.S. states to Wallet on iPhone. Apple says it is working with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to support the digital identities at airports.
All of the information in Wallet will be stored in a secure and encrypted fashion. Like an actual ID, it will include a person's legal name, date of birth, photo, and Real ID status.
In addition to the support for IDs, Apple is also expanding the types of keys that users can add to Wallet. That includes keys to a smart home lock, keys to hotel rooms, and work badges that can be scanned to gain entry to a 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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