Apple Wallet Stories April 14

WeWork is reportedly working on Apple Wallet support for its company Access Cards. This feature was discovered by MacRumors through image assets and hidden code within the WeWork app’s code. 

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Apple Wallet Stories April 5

Apple has just released the first beta of iOS 15.5 to developers, and while we’re still looking for what’s new in today’s update, 9to5Mac has discovered something interesting based on the internal iOS files. Apple has been working to rebrand iTunes Pass as “Apple Account Card” in the Wallet app with iOS 15.5.

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Apple Wallet Stories March 23

Support has officially launched for Apple Wallet to securely store driver’s licenses and state IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch. While there is excitement around the new feature, there are also a number of questions and concerns. Let’s dive into how Apple digital IDs work in the real world, where they’re available, where they’re accepted, and more.

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After first announcing support for digital IDs in iOS 15 last year, the first state has gone live with the feature. Arizona residents can officially add their driver’s license or state ID to the Wallet app on iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Apple has lobbied with New York State about allowing users to store digital IDs in the Wallet app. Times Union states that Apple met with Gregory Kline, the deputy commissioner for the New York DMV regarding this topic.

It’s a popular topic, and many users across the US have been eagerly awaiting for their state to allow digital IDs. 

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Apple Wallet Stories February 19

After years of waiting, tourists and Île-de-France citizens will finally be able to use public transportation’s Navigo card with Apple Pay on their iPhones and Apple Watches starting 2023.

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Apple Wallet Stories February 1

With the release of iOS 15 last year, Apple expanded the Apple Wallet application to support storing office keys for the first time – this feature allows Apple Watch and iPhone users to access buildings by tapping their device to unlock a door. Now, real estate development firm Silverstein Properties has announced that it is rolling out support for this feature to tenants at the World Trade Center.

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Apple Wallet Stories January 30

When iOS 15 was unveiled at WWDC 2021, Apple touted a wide-range of new features for iPhone and iPad users. Ranging from SharePlay to Universal Control to Legacy Contacts and more, some of these features ended up being delayed by several months. With Universal Control now available in beta testing however, there is one iOS 15 feature that we’re still waiting on Apple to release…

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Apple Wallet Stories January 17

After a bank in Peru teased the imminent launch of Apple Pay in the country last week, Apple is now the one saying its own payment service will be launching soon in Argentina and Peru.

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Apple Wallet Stories January 16

In 2020 at WWDC, Apple announced its CarKey feature. With that, drivers can unlock their cars with the U1 chip on selected iPhones and Apple Watches. Unfortunately, this function had a very slow rollout as only selected BMW models have it. Now, a new report indicates this is about to change.

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Apple Wallet Stories January 10

Update: After 9to5Mac published that Interbank Peru was announcing Apple Pay support, the bank removed its videos about the service as well as the page promoting Apple’s own payment system. As of now, only Brazil and Colombia offer the ability to add debit and credit cards to the Apple Wallet in South America.

Apple Pay has had its first expansion in 2022 as Peru is now enabling Apple’s own payment system through Interbank. With that, this is the third South American country to support Apple Pay.

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Apple Wallet Stories December 22, 2021

One of the most highly anticipated features announced at WWDC this year was support for storing IDs in the Apple Wallet application. Touted by Apple as the last step before you are “fully free of your physical wallet,” the feature was ultimately delayed until 2022.

Nonetheless, there are now at least 30 states working towards adopting digital IDs for citizens…

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Apple Wallet Stories December 21, 2021

At WWDC in June, Apple unveiled its ambitious plans to allow users in participating states to store their IDs in the Wallet application. This feature was initially slated to launch sometime this year, but it ended up being delayed until 2022. Now, the Transportation Security Administration – or TSA – has announced that it plans to begin accepting digital licenses starting in 2022…

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Apple Wallet Stories December 17, 2021

Apple Wallet evolved with iOS 15 to include the ability to store keys for homes and hotels, with upgraded U1 support for the car key standard too. Now it looks like one of the first HomeKit smart locks to feature the NFC Apple home key support could be on the way.

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Apple Wallet Stories December 9, 2021

Apple announced last month that it would be delaying support for storing your ID in the Wallet app until 2022. In the meantime, local states and cities in the United States continue to press ahead with legislation efforts needed to allow for digital IDs.

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Apple Wallet Stories November 16, 2021

It’s been a couple of years since Apple launched the Express Transit feature for users to pay for public transportation just by taking the iPhone closer to an NFC terminal, without the need for an ID verification.

The function, which has been available for London users for quite some time, is now being promoted inside the Wallet app, even if the user already has the Express Transit feature set.

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Apple Wallet Stories November 14, 2021

At WWDC this year, Apple announced its plans to add support for storing ID cards in the Wallet application. New documents obtained by CNBC offer more details on the behind the scenes agreements between Apple and governments in states where it is launching this feature.

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Apple Wallet Stories November 2, 2021

Apple Pay is expanding to three new countries. Starting today, users in Costa Rica, Colombia, and Azerbaijan can make payments through Apple’s payment platform.

It’s been a while since 9to5Mac has been covering the imminent launch of Apple Pay in Costa Rica and Colombia. After months of banks preparing the launch of the service, it’s finally available.

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Apple Wallet Stories October 14, 2021

Last month, Apple revealed which US states would be the first to add support to Wallet’s ID, one of the features that was arriving with iOS 15. Now, Florida could be another state to integrate its citizens’ IDs to the Apple Wallet.

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Apple Wallet Stories September 1, 2021

After first announcing that iOS 15 would bring support for digital IDs via Apple Wallet back at WWDC in June, the first US states that will lead the adoption of the new standard have been named. There are 8 states announced for now that are committed to using Apple Wallet IDs and interestingly, they’re probably not the ones you’d guess. The first of the 8 to launch will be Arizona and Georgia and Apple also says it is already talking with “many more states” about adopting IDs in Apple Wallet.

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Apple Wallet Stories August 31, 2021

Brazilian fintech Nubank adds long-awaited Apple Pay support

Apple Pay is expanding in Brazil as the largest fintech in the country, Nubank, is adding support for Apple’s own payment system with its credit cards.

Apple Wallet Stories August 12, 2021

Spain is another EU country supporting the COVID-19 passport within the iPhone’s Wallet app. Since the EU started using a COVID-19 digital certificate for its citizens to travel between countries, it’s now available in an easier way on iPhones.

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Apple Wallet Stories August 3, 2021

Apple announced in a press release today that it is expanding support for student IDs in the Apple Wallet application to new colleges and universities in the United States for the fall semester. Support for the feature is also expanding to Canada for the first time. Head below for the details.

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Apple Wallet Stories August 2, 2021

After England’s NHS app brought support to a COVID-19 passport last week, the Australian government is doing the same via Express Plus Medicare for its iPhone users. Starting now in Australia, anyone that received two shots of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines is eligible to add a digital certificate to the Apple Wallet.

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