What you need to know
- Apple has announced some major updates to the Wallet app at WWDC.
- The Wallet will soon support things like a driver's license, hotel room key, and more.
For anyone who has wanted to get rid of their wallet completely and just use their iPhone as their wallet, Apple has made some notable steps to that future today.
During WWDC21, Apple announced some big additions to what it will support in the Wallet app. The first is the support for more than just digital car keys. The app will now support other digital keys like those for your home, office, or even your hotel room.
However, the big addition to the Wallet app is the ability to add a driver's license or state ID. These have been the most elusive physical cards you've had to keep a wallet for - no more! For states that support it, you'll be able to add your ID to the wallet app and even use it when getting on a plane.
The Wallet app has continued to grow as a true wallet replacement and Apple's announcements today make that a true reality - as long as you live in a place that will allow it.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.