iPhone ID's/Driver Licenses in Wallet?

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  1. Illuminated macrumors 6502a

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    I'm honestly really excited for the time that we can have ID's and driver licenses in our Apple Wallet right on our phones. We already can do car insurance, credit cards, and tickets in Apple Wallet, but why not ID's?!

    When do you think this will happen? I'm hoping more states and local governments will implement this.

    I can't wait for the day when I don't have to carry a wallet on me.
     
  2. DeanLubaki macrumors 6502a

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    Probably because it will require a standard for the verification of the ID. And a looong time before all the places that requires ID adopt the system. Don't even get me started on cross-country compatibility...

    Viable electronic IDs won't appear before at least 10-15 years.
     
  3. Itinj24 macrumors regular

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    If stopped by the police, would
    you be willing to surrender your phone for identification purposes?
     
  4. Snapperjw macrumors regular

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    This is a really good point. Nothing stopping the police doing a digital strip search which is a worry in the UK when the police access your phone, even if you're the victim of crime.
     
  5. Itinj24 macrumors regular

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    I’m actually a Police Officer and a techy so while I would love to eventually eliminate having to carry around a wallet, I don’t agree with surrendering a cell phone for something as small as a traffic infraction. I think it could work if the Police Officer carries an NFC device or such and is able to receive just the identification/registration/insurance credentials from the motorist’s cell phone.
     
  6. MozMan68 macrumors 68030

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    Wallet allows access on a locked screen now for items like boarding passes. I'm sure you could simply set it up that way for driver's licenses...always available.

    The license's "bar code" would be able to be read by the officer right there by his own device for a quick review. Many states are already piloting it or have plans to introduce including Louisiana, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming.
     
  7. MozMan68 macrumors 68030

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    ...and the best part is that it will actually INCREASE privacy.

    While the example they show is an image of a traditional license, the user will either only have their photo and a QR code on the screen to scan, or as the article mentions, the user will scan a card to transmit their data.

    For places like stores, bars, etc. that are only trying to verify age, that is the only confirmation they will receive...no address information, no actual date of birth...only police officers would have access to the complete info.
     
  8. mlody macrumors 6502a

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    If implemented right you wouldn't have to hand off your phone to police. I would expect police to be equipped with nfc or some other type of reader. the use case for identification should be similar to paying with ApplePay; hence no access to phone and data.
     
  9. Itinj24 macrumors regular

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    I hate quoting myself, but yes, I already addressed this.
     
  10. cdcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    In Mexico’s northern state of Nuevo León, this is already a reality for the drivers license. I do not know how practical the thing is in reality, since I don’t live there anymore, but it exists and the DMV offers it when you go to renew your license
     
  11. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    The DMV here in Alabama offers it. I've had my driver's license in my Apple Wakey for several years now. But it's not accepted anywhere because nobody knows it's a thing.
     
  12. MozMan68 macrumors 68030

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    Well, it's not accepted anywhere" due to ignorance, not because it isn't a legal form of identification in the state.

    I'm really surprised at that in Alabama /s ;)
     
  13. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Welcome to Alabama. Please set your watch back 200 years.
     
  14. theapplehead macrumors 6502

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    OMG. Not kidding, I was just thinking about this the other day. That would be such a convenient feature to have. I think third-party app developers should try to jump on this before Apple solely because once Apple does, no one else will really have a chance. I am excited to anticipate how this will play out in the next 10-20 years.
     

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