With the iPhone and the Apple Watch equipped with NFC reader, Apple popularized contactless payments. However, the firm does not stay there; she also has the idea of offering to do more with her devices equipped with NFC. These features were first announced to WWDC in June 2018.
iPhone and Apple Watch as identity card
Indeed, from today, Apple announces the first partners for its new contactless identity card features introduced in iOS 12 and watchOS 5. The firm announces that thehe students of Duke University, the University of Alabama and Oklahoma (in the United States) can now add their identity card in the Wallet application available on iPhone and Apple Watch.
Using contactless NFC readers (available on their iPhone and Apple Watch), students can use their digital ID to access dorms, dining rooms, the library, and more. They can also use it to pay for bookstore supplies, laundry, and restaurant meals. In addition, the user can activate express mode for their student identification cards. This means that authentication by Face ID and Touch ID will not be required when entering a door asking him to confirm his identity. He will only haveat hold your iPhone or Apple Watch near the reader to unlock the door.
Any iPhone or Apple Watch owner can take advantage of these features. However, this requires partnerships with campuses. This is why the service is launched today with the universities of Duke, Alabama and Oklahoma; they are therefore in partnership with Apple. In addition, Apple also announced plans to expand into three other US universities (Johns Hopkins, Santa Clara, Temple) by the end of the school year.
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