Apple delays iOS 15 feature letting you add a driver’s license to Wallet

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Apple said the iOS 15 feature allowing you to add a driver's license or state ID to Wallet is delayed until early 2022.
Apple said the iOS 15 feature allowing you to add a driver's license or state ID to Wallet is delayed until early 2022.
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Apple noted on its website that a planned iOS 15 and watchOS 8 feature letting users add a driver’s license or state ID to an iPhone and Apple Watch in participating U.S. states is delayed until early 2022. Previously, the Cupertino tech giant pegged late 2021 for the launch.

Apple asks states to pay up for iPhone’s digital ID cards

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Driver's licenses and IDs in Apple Wallet
Supporting digital IDs won't be cheap.
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Apple’s strict requirements for digital ID cards in the iPhone’s Wallet app ask states to provide customer support and contribute to costs, according to a new report.

Cupertino wants states to maintain the systems needed to distribute digital IDs, hire project managers to respond to Apple inquiries, and market the feature themselves — all at the taxpayer’s expense, leaked contracts reveal.