Apple Reportedly Delays Digital ID Program Until Early 2022

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Tech gaints, Apple has delayed an upcoming iOS 15 and watchOS 8 feature that will let you add your driver’s licence or state ID to your iPhone and Apple Watch.

The feature has been delayed until early 2022, according to Apple’s website.

Apple has previously stated that the feature will be available in late 2021.

Apple announced in September that residents in Arizona and Georgia would be among the first to receive the feature, with Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah following suit.

Apple further disclosed that it was in talks with a slew of other states, including Florida, in the hopes of bringing the feature to the rest of the country in the future.

Users will be able to present a digital ID in the Wallet app for the first time at select TSA security checkpoints in select U.S. airports, according to Apple.

Users will be able to add a driver’s licence or state ID to the Wallet app by tapping the plus sign at the top of the screen, and then present their ID to the TSA by simply tapping their iPhone or Apple Watch on an identity reader, rather than taking out their physical card or handing over their device.

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