The iOS 13 operating system recently expanded to accept NFC support, enabling consumers to do more with their iPhones. Users have been able to purchase products through Apple Wallet and use their smartphone to get on the subway, but the new launch takes digital identities a step further.
Germany recently announced plans to accept Virtual IDs presented through one's iPhone. The iOS 13 operating system will now feature the Apple-approved NFC identification document. The system allows individuals to scan their ID cards for digital and in-person check-ins for international airports. With Germany shifting to digital identity cards, more countries have followed suit including Japan and the UK.
The launch is expected to arrive in September 2019, but the new feature could improve efficiency at airports and other government buildings.
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