Apple Postpones iOS Digital ID Card Feature Release to 2022 | Today Nation News

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Apple has postponed the release of a feature that allows IDs to be stored in the company’s Wallet app. With an update to the official iOS 15 website discovered by MacRumors, Apple says the feature will be available in early 2022. The company had previously planned to launch it in the second half of 2021.

Apple first unveiled this feature at WWDC in 2021. The company said the tool would allow Apple Wallet to add a driver’s license or state ID card, just like a credit or debit card. The first place to support this feature is the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at some US airports.

At those locations, you’ll be able to present your ID to TSA using your iPhone or Apple Watch. You don’t have to tap the device with an ID reader to present your ID and give your iPhone or Apple Watch to TSA staff.

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Apple announced in September that it would roll out this feature first in Arizona and Georgia, and then in Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah. Other than the TSA checkpoint, Apple says it will later be available in retail stores and venues.

Other than early 2022, the company hasn’t disclosed a specific release date for this feature. What is clear is that this feature will not be available in iOS 15.2. This update is currently in beta testing and does not support digital ID storage.

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on Engadget. The author, Igor Bonifacic, is a contributor to Engadget.

Image credit: Apple / supplied

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