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Apple today announced that students at 12 additional universities will be able to add their student IDs to the Wallet app in the coming school year, allowing them to get around campus and make purchases using an iPhone or Apple Watch.

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The expansion includes Clemson University, Georgetown University, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, University of San Francisco, University of Vermont, Arkansas State University, South Dakota State University, Norfolk State University, Louisburg College, University of North Alabama, and Chowan University.

Students simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a reader anywhere physical student ID cards are accepted -- on and off campus. An optional Express Mode bypasses the need to authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode, allowing for the quickest entry possible to buildings around campus.

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Duke University, University of Oklahoma, University of Alabama, Temple University, Johns Hopkins University, Marshall University, and Mercer University rolled out contactless student IDs in the Wallet app last year.

Article Link: Apple Expanding Contactless Student ID Cards to 12 More Universities in Coming School Year
 
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nutmac

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So 19 universities in all.

There's goes my hope for contactless employee ID coming anytime soon.

I understand that employees want to see employee ID badge visible at all time. But I prefer to slap my phone or watch on the reader as opposed to pulling the ID from a lanyard.
 
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TrenttonY

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I know Apple wants to replace physical cards as a whole through apps and such, but in the mean time can they add a feature where you can ‘scan’ cards right into Apple Wallet?

I talking about small local libraries who will never add digital membership cards for Apple Wallet on their own.
 
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calzon65

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Interesting possibilities … airline boarding passes (yea I know most airlines have electronic boarding passes), driver's license, proof of auto insurance, passport, your electronic entry certificate to Jeffery Epstein's private island, etc. ...
 
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kemal

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Just seems lie one should be able to have the phone activate* an RFID card and store the code.

*The RFID scanner energizes the card, which then pulses its energy draw from the scanner to "send" data.
 
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TrenttonY

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Interesting possibilities … airline boarding passes (yea I know most airlines already have electronic boarding passes), driver's license, proof of auto insurance, passport, ...
Don’t expect driver licenses or passports anytime soon. But Apple should work with private companies to get them to add their membership cards. Ex. Insurance, airlines, gas station rewards, etc
 
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calzon65

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Just seems lie one should be able to have the phone activate* an RFID card and store the code.

*The RFID scanner energizes the card, which then pulses its energy draw from the scanner to "send" data.

Just implant that RFID under you skin, no iPhone needed ...
 
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leepalisoc

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Interesting possibilities … airline boarding passes, driver's license, proof of auto insurance, passport, your electronic entry certificate to Jeffery Epstein's private island, etc. ...

We’ll probably get there in the future. I am pretty sure it’s one of Apple’s visions.
 
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chipchen

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Can you just scan your phone, or do you have to open the Wallet App and, select the card, and then scan?
 
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jonblatho

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Can you just scan your phone, or do you have to open the Wallet App and, select the card, and then scan?
You just hold your phone (or watch) up as long as it’s your chosen Express Transit card and it’ll scan automatically. Used it for my last year at OU and it’s really neat.
 
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Vjosullivan

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Apple today announced that students at 12 additional universities will be able to add their student IDs to the Wallet app in the coming school year, allowing them to navigate around campus using just an iPhone or Apple Watch.
Reminds me of thirty years ago, when I was a student. I wondered: "If only someone would invent something to allow me to navigate the campus .".
 
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dontwalkhand

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So 19 universities in all.

There's goes my hope for contactless employee ID coming anytime soon.

I understand that employees want to see employee ID badge visible at all time. But I prefer to slap my phone or watch on the reader as opposed to pulling the ID from a lanyard.
This. In a way it would save the employee money too because the ID badge can just be a “dumb” card now and the smartphone can be used for everything else.
 
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whoknows2597

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Don’t expect driver licenses or passports anytime soon. But Apple should work with private companies to get them to add their membership cards. Ex. Insurance, airlines, gas station rewards, etc

I may stand corrected, but here in the States, there are at least a dozen states that implement some form of digital drivers licenses.

The only reason why I still use a wallet case with my phone is for my drivers license. If it wasn’t for that, I would walk around with simply my phone and Apple Pay/Card.
 
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dontwalkhand

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Interesting possibilities … airline boarding passes (yea I know most airlines have electronic boarding passes), driver's license, proof of auto insurance, passport, your electronic entry certificate to Jeffery Epstein's private island, etc. ...
Boarding Passes are already a thing. Drivers licenses are coming to Arizona, Iowa, Delaware and a handful of states. Louisiana already has it. Auto insurance is already a thing as well; with State Farm allowing it in Apple Wallet. Passport has an augmented app called Mobile Passport.

The last one, can’t help you.
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Don’t expect driver licenses or passports anytime soon. But Apple should work with private companies to get them to add their membership cards. Ex. Insurance, airlines, gas station rewards, etc
See my post.
 
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gaximus

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I know Apple wants to replace physical cards as a whole through apps and such, but in the mean time can they add a feature where you can ‘scan’ cards right into Apple Wallet?

I talking about small local libraries who will never add digital membership cards for Apple Wallet on their own.

I use PassSource.com, its free and easy to create your own passes. Use it for my local zoo, gym, and a few others. Not as easy as just scanning a card, but it works as a stop gap until Apple can implement their own solution.
 
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TrenttonY

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I may stand corrected, but here in the States, there are at least a dozen states that implement some form of digital drivers licenses.

The only reason why I still use a wallet case with my phone is for my drivers license. If it wasn’t for that, I would walk around with simply my phone and Apple Pay/Card.
Does those “digital driver license” work with Apple Wallet. Usually the government uses their own crappy software website/app.
 
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An optional Express Mode bypasses the need to authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode, allowing for the quickest entry possible to buildings around campus.

Oh I see how it is. Apple can offer convenience features when dealing with large universities where adoption and relevance are on the line, and the experience has to match expectations.

But on my personal Mac I have to constantly enter my password for everything, and now in Catalina have to approve every damn thing every single app wants access to....despite the fact that I unlocked my personal Mac in my personal home using my Apple Watch.
 
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MisterSavage

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Love hearing about things like this. Using Apple Wallet, Apple Pay, etc from my watch is wonderfully convenient.
 
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