Apple has delayed the launch of its new Driver’s License feature on the Apple Wallet to 2022.
The company has updated its website to indicate that the feature has been delayed until ‘early 2022’, with no other information available at this time. Previously, Apple teased it would be coming in ‘late 2021’.
Back in September, Apple confirmed that Arizona and Georgia would be two of the first states to support the feature, allowing consumers to add their Driver’s License to their Apple Wallet. They added that Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah would follow suit in a future update.
The company hasn’t offered any more information as to why the feature has been delayed, or exactly when it’ll be coming in 2022, but it’s interesting to note that it’s not available to try in the iOS 15.2 beta.
The new digital ID service will allow users to show their information to TSA security checkpoints in airports across the United States, with users able to quickly add a driver’s license or state ID to their app and display them to an official whenever needed, without the need to hand over a physical card.
When an official taps the user’s device on their reader, they’ll receive a prompt asking if they want to display specific information that is being requested. It’s only when users authorize using Face ID or Touch ID that the information will be released from their device, offering an added layer of protection.
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