Apple recently announced the two states - Arizona and Georgia - in which it will be possible to present your driver's license to the authorities in digital form, on the iPhone or Apple Watch.
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This feature will then be deployed in Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah. The ability to scan your driver's license or ID card in the Wallet app will arrive in the new iOS 15 which will be released before the end of the year. For the moment, only a selection of airports in these states will participate in this novelty, but Apple is already discussing with several interlocutors so that the functionality extends to all of America. And maybe one day in the rest of the world?
The floor goes to Jennifer Bailey, Apple's vice president for Apple Pay and Apple Wallet
"Adding driver's licenses and state credentials to Apple Wallet is an important step in our vision to replace the physical wallet with a secure and easy-to-use mobile wallet," said Jennifer Bailey, vice president of 'Apple for Apple Pay and Apple Wallet. We're excited that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and so many states are already on board to help travelers across the country using just their iPhone and Apple Watch, and we're already in talks with many other states to deliver this nationally in the future. ”
The floor to David Pekoske, administrator of the TSA
"This innovative new mobile driver's license and state identification initiative with Apple will enable a more seamless airport security screening experience for travelers," said David Pekoske, TSA administrator. This initiative marks an important step for TSA to an additional level of traveler comfort by providing more contactless security screening opportunities at TSA airports. ”