Apple Digital ID Program Delay for Early 2022

With iOS 15, Apple introduced a lot of new features, but some of what it promised are not yet available to users. Like Apple’s digital driver’s license and identification feature for participating US states that lets you scan your documents and have them in your Wallet app at all times.

It was supposed to arrive in late 2021 initially, but Apple now lists the feature as “early 2022” on its iOS 15 page.

The digital ID system is still in its infancy and only Arizona and Georgia will support it at launch, while Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma and Utah are expected to be next in line, although there is no framework for exact time for when they will.

A leaked report earlier this month detailed that Apple will have a high degree of control over the implementation process even though the associated costs will be covered by taxpayers. States will be required to maintain the credential systems themselves while Apple will control the marketing and when the program actually launches.

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