Apple has delayed the release of a feature that will eventually allow you to store your ID in the company’s Wallet app. In an update to the official iOS 15 website which was spotted by MacRumors, Apple says the feature will now arrive in early 2022. The company previously planned to launch in late 2021.
Apple first announced this feature during WWDC 2021. At the time, the company said the tool would allow you to add your driver’s license or state ID card to Apple Wallet as you would with a credit or debit card. Some of the first locations that will support the feature will be certain Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at select US airports.
At these locations, you will 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 ID reader, and you won’t need to hand your iPhone or Apple Watch to a TSA employee.
In September, Apple announced that eight states would support the feature at launch: first Arizona and Georgia, followed by Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma and the United States. Utah. Beyond TSA checkpoints, Apple said retailers and sites will add support later.
Other than early 2022, Apple hasn’t shared a specific release date for the feature. What is clear is that it will not happen with iOS 15.2. This update is currently in beta testing and does not include support for storing digital IDs.
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