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Eight states to allow driver's license on iPhone

Eight states to allow driver's license on iPhone
Wallet, a feature on iPhones and Apple Watch, soon will be able to keep driver's licenses from several states. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Apple announced Wednesday that several states will enable its residents to add their driver's license or state ID to Wallet on their iPhone or Apple Watch.

The Transportation Security Administration will enable some airport security checkpoints to accept the Wallet identification.

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Arizona and Georgia will be the first states to implement the feature with Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah following closely behind.

The new feature will be in the iOS15 when the software updates in the fall, but it's up to each individual state to regulate when it will take effect.

Apple said it's in discussions with more states and hopes to offer the option nationwide.

After scanning their driver's license or state ID, users will be asked to provide a selfie and complete facial movements during the setup process for added security.

The ACLU and Electronic Frontier Foundation argued that if digital IDs replace physical documents, physical-only document holders are placed at a disadvantage and could have significant implications for fairness in American life.

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