Apple delays release of digital ID cards to 2022

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Apple has delayed the release of a feature that will eventually allow you to store your ID in the company’s Wallet app. in the update of who was seen by , Apple says the functionality will now arrive in early 2022. The company had earlier planned to launch in late 2021.

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Apple announced this feature for the first time , At the time, the company said that the tool would allow you to add your driver’s license or state ID card to Apple Wallet, just as you would a credit or debit card. Select Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at certain US airports will be among the first to support the facility.

In those locations, you’ll have the option of using your iPhone or Apple Watch to present your ID to the TSA. You’ll do this 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, Apple announced Starting with Arizona and Georgia, and Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma and Utah will support the facility at launch. Beyond TSA checkpoints, Apple said retailers and venues would add support later.

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Outside of early 2022, Apple hasn’t shared a specific release date for the feature. It’s clear that it won’t come with iOS 15.2. That update is currently in beta testing and does not include support for storing digital IDs.

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Nerdshala,

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