Apple Developer Conference Unveils Digital ID, Privacy, Wallet Updates

A myriad of updates and announcements came out of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Monday (June 7), notably including the introduction of a digital identity card within the Apple Wallet, according to a press release.

With the update, users can create a digital identity card by adding their state ID or driver’s license to their Apple Wallet. The ID is encrypted and stored in Apple’s Secure Element to maintain user privacy and will be able to be used at airport security checkpoints, the release stated. Apple has also introduced the ability to add house, office and hotel digital keys to a user’s wallet, an expansion of the feature that was added last year that allowed for digital car keys.

The updates also extend to watchOS 8, allowing for even more contact-free ways users can pay and interact, according to a separate

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