Last year, Apple announced its first partners for its new contactless ID card functionality fores students. They could add their identity card in the Wallet app installed by default on the iPhone and on the Apple Watch in order to be able to perform several tasks (access to dormitories, the library, pay for meals, supplies for the bookstore, etc.). But Apple does not stop there, in fact, the manufacturer continues to extend the program to other universities.
In a press release published on its site, Apple indicates that more than 100,000 students will be able to benefit from the program and will therefore be able to use their iPhone or Apple Watch as a student card as of the next school year. The new universities concerned are Clemson, Georgetown, Tennessee, Kentucky, San Francisco, Vermont, Arkansas, South Dakota, Norfolk, Louisburg, North Alabama and Chowan. The first universities to benefit from this system are: Duke University, the University of Alabama and Oklahoma.
Apple claims to be ” happy “ to add this contactless system to new universities. “We know that students love this feature. Our university partners tell us that since the launch, students across the country have purchased 1.25 million meals and opened more than 4 million doors on campus by simply tapping their iPhone and Apple Watch. ”, says Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Internet services and responsible for Apple Pay at Apple.