Apple launches first driver's license, state ID in Wallet in AZ
What you need to know
- Apple is launching its first Driver's license and State ID in Apple Wallet.
- Arizona is the first state to get the feature.
- It is also coming to Colorado, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio, and Puerto Rico.
Apple has today announced that it is launching its Driver's License and State ID in wallet feature in Arizona.
The company stated:
Apple's VP of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, Jennifer Bailey, said Apple was "thrilled" with the move, that would "provide Arizonans with an easy, secure, and private way to present their ID when traveling."
Additional states getting the feature in the future announced today are:
The ID or license can be used at TSA terminals in participating airports at security terminals, where you can show your ID with devices like the Apple Watch Series 7 and iPhone 13. Users will also be shown information requested by the TSA and can consent to provide it with Face ID or Touch ID without having to unlock their iPhone or show their ID card. It is also shared digitally so that they don't have to show or hand over their device to do this. The TSA takes a picture of the traveler for verification purposes, also.
The new feature requires iOS 15.4 on an iPhone 8 or later, or an Apple Watch Series 4 or later running watchOS 8.4.
Get the best of iMore in your inbox, every day!
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9
Really interested to see how this works in presenting the ID without having to unlock the whole phone to do it. Normally the cop asks for you license, then walks back to the cruiser with it to check for open wants and warrants. No way is he taking my unlocked phone with him.